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July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm

Dates:  Thursday July 11th – Friday July 12th, 2019

Time:  Thursday July 11th: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday July 12th: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Venue:  Springhill Suites Napa Valley, Chardonnay Room, 101 Gateway Rd E, Napa, CA, 94558

Cost:  $585 per person, Lunch and morning refreshments provided both days

Description:  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. 

Instructor:  Sahap Kurtural, Ph.D., is an associate Cooperative Extension specialist in viticulture with the Department of Viticulture and Enology. He is headquartered at the department’s Oakville Station, a 40-acre research vineyard in Napa Valley.  Kurtural received his Ph.D. in plant biology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He was an associate professor in viticulture and enology at Fresno State before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2015.

To Register and for more information on the course please click here.


July 11 @ 9:00 am
July 12 @ 4:00 pm


Springhill Suites Napa Valley
101 Gateway Rd E
Napa, CA 94558 United States
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