On March 7, 2013 there will be a High Tunnel Greenhouse Workshop for Home Gardeners and Commercial Growers at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Casselton. Click here for more details.
On March 30, 2013, Steve Sagaser of the NDSU Extension Service will present a Beginning Winemaking class as part of 2013 Gardening Saturday. Click on the brochure for more details.
The 2013 Annual Conference of the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association(!) will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel, 605 E Broadway Ave. Click here for the agenda. A block of rooms have been reserved for us at $109/night. Call 701-255-6000 to make your reservation. The registration fee is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. The cost to attend the Banquet only on Saturday evening is $25. Plan to attend the informal social and wine tasting and our first ever Peoples Choice Wine Competition on Friday evening prior to the conference. The event is open to all members. Entries will be separated into Commercial (winery) and Non-Commercial (hobby) classes, each with three categories: red, white and non-grape. There is no cost to enter the competition, but contestants are limited to one wine per category. Please bring at least two bottles of each wine you wish to enter. Kit wines are not eligible for the competition. To facilitate planning, please email Mark to let him know what you plan to bring.We will have a Silent Auction on Saturday evening. Please inform Pres. Paul Anderson of items you plan to donate (non-commercial wines cannot be donated for the silent auction). There will again be a small Trade Show. If you would like to participate, please contact Greg so he can coordinate with the hotel.
The 2012 NDGGA Conference and Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Bismarck at the Radisson Hotel, 605 East Broadway. Call 701-255-6000 to make your reservation. An informal informational social will be held Friday evening. Here is the agenda.
The 2012 NDGGA Summer Tour will be held in northwestern Minnesota on September 15, departing Bear Creek Winery (8800 25th St. S., Fargo) at 8:30 A.M. We will visit vineyards, Bergeson's Nursery, a high tunnel greenhouse operation and Richwood Winery before returning to Fargo. The event concludes at 7:00 P.M. following supper and a tasting of regional wines. Registration price includes transportation and two meals. Click
Wine & Warbirds - 22 June, 2012 1-6 PM - NDSU & Fargo Air Museum - Learn what is happening with grape plant research at NDSU, how to make wine, and testing on wine made from NDSU research grapes. Tour the greenhouse and plots learning about plants and growing techniques for grapes in ND. End the afternoon tasting ND wines while viewing the fabulous Fargo Air Museum.
The 2011 NDGGA Summer Tour of vineyards, wineries and historic sites on Saturday, September 17 was a blast. Pictures can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/pages/AgriTourism-North-Dakota/171067389623731.
The 2011 NDGGA Summer Tour of vineyards, wineries and historic sites has been scheduled for Saturday, September 17. It will be in SE North Dakota, starting and ending at Bear Creek Winery, Fargo. In order to facilitate transportation and meals, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Save $10 by registering by September 1. 2011 Summer Tour registration form.pdf
The Carrington Research and Extension Center Field Day will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2011, beginning at 9:00 A.M. John Thull, vineyard manager at the U of Mn HRC, and Jenny Bradley will be guest speakers at the Northern Hardy Fruit Review. Free lunch provided.
Pride of Dakota and the NDGGA will be sponsoring a Legislative Social in Bismarck on March 29, featuring North Dakota appetizers and North Dakota wine! Encourage your legislator to attend and sample some of the products of this great state.
February 17-19, 2011
September 11, 2010
August 21, 2010
Pruning Clinics set for April 16 and 17, 2010 The NDGGA will be sponsoring two pruning clinics this spring. The first will be held Friday, April 16, 2010 beginning at 9:30 AM at the North Central Research & Extension Center, south of Minot. The second clinic will be held the next day, Saturday, April 17, 2010 beginning at 9:30 AM at the Buffalo Community Center in Buffalo, ND. Both sessions will be led by the eminent viticulturalist John Marshall from Lake City, MN and will conclude with some practical hands-on pruning in the vineyard. The cost to attend is $10 and includes refreshments and a noon meal for those who pre-register. As an added bonus, attendees can get cuttings of some of the more promising varieties from the Absaraka vineyard (Alpenglow, Somerset Seedless, others?). Feel free to bring your own cuttings of non-patented varieties for a cutting swap. To register for the Minot session, please contact Mike Rose at email , or call him at 701-857-6444, To register for the Buffalo session, please contact Rudy Radke at email or call him at 701-356-0222.
February 6, 2010
September 19, 2009 September 12, 2009 August 22, 2009 February 7, 2009 - NDGGA Education Session and Annual Meeting; Chieftan Inn, Carrington September 6, 2008 - NDSU Grape Research Presentation and NDGGA Summer Vineyard and Winery Bus Tour August 23-24, 2008 - Red Trail Vineyard Grape Stomp, Buffalo August 2, 2008 - NDSU Landscape Arboretum Open House, Absaraka Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager @ the Carrington Research Extension Center/NDSU will be talking on Hardy Fruits for ND on March 5th 2011 in Fargo. For more information visit http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/casscountyextension/horticulture. March 29, 2011
September 19, 2009
September 12, 2009
August 22, 2009
February 7, 2009 - NDGGA Education Session and Annual Meeting; Chieftan Inn, Carrington
September 6, 2008 - NDSU Grape Research Presentation and NDGGA Summer Vineyard and Winery Bus Tour
August 23-24, 2008 - Red Trail Vineyard Grape Stomp, Buffalo
August 2, 2008 - NDSU Landscape Arboretum Open House, Absaraka
Kathy Wiederholt, Fruit Project Manager @ the Carrington Research Extension Center/NDSU will be talking on Hardy Fruits for ND on March 5th 2011 in Fargo. For more information visit http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/casscountyextension/horticulture.
March 29, 2011