UC Davis: Establishing and Managing a Small Vineyard

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Brinley at jbrinley@ucdavis.edu or see her signature, below.

Learn to establish and manage profitable small vineyards with in-depth instruction and hands-on learning in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and apprentice viticulturist in the heart of Napa Valley at our Oakville Experiment Station.

Day one topics include:

  • Site selection to avoid frost and freeze events
  • Site preparation and amendment
  • Trellis selection to manage vineyard vigor
  • Soil preparation and amendments to ensure profitability
  • Cultural practices focusing on practical aspects of management
  • Irrigation system design and simplified irrigation scheduling for productivity
  • Quality and harvesting decisions

Day two will be spent in the vineyard, examining vineyard instruction on trellis types, pruning, irrigation system design and sprayer calibration.

Please dress appropriately for the vineyard sessions with closed-toe shoes, long sleeve shirts and pants. Space is limited. 

Early enrollment is encouraged, because this is always a very popular class.

Schedule: July 11 – 12, 2019

Location: Day 1: Springhill Marriott * Napa, CA

Location: Day 2: UCD Oakville Field Station * Oakville, CA

Fee: $585.00

Instructor: Sahap (Kaan) Kurtural

Enroll in Section 191VIT210 https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/section/establishing-and-managing-small-vineyard


Julie Brinley

Program Education Specialist

Winemaking, Equine, Food Science, and Agriculture

Email:  jbrinley@ucdavis.edu

1333 Research Park Drive

Davis, CA 95618