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Fireside Chat with Sam Filler & Guests

June 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for a discussion about the lessons learned from the exciting Lodi “Modern Farmer Series” and how we can use them in New York.

About this event

One of the most popular sessions at this year’s B.E.V. NY conference was “Telling Your Grower Story,” brought to you directly by Lodi Winegrower’s Dr. Stephanie Bolton. Today we welcome her back, along with Mike Colizzi, NYWGF Board Member, Owner of Kashong Glen Vineyards and Technician at Cornell University in the Grape Breeding and Genetics Program, for a discussion about how we might take the lessons learned in the Lodi “Modern Farmer Series,” and apply them here. For those who participated in our Grower Survey recently, NYWGF values the information on the grapes you grow. While there’s still a long way to go, correct data is just the beginning to telling our story and selling more grapes. Join us for a candid conversation about where the grower community is heading, what we need to do to get there, and how NWYGF and our partners can help!

Why the Fireside Chat? We are eager to see you all in person soon, but for now we invite you to join us online to have the discussions we might have had in your offices or your tasting rooms. We look forward to talking about issues affecting your businesses and our community. Let’s share ways we can help each other and ways the New York Wine & Grape Foundation can continue to best serve you.

We invite you to join in – perhaps with a glass of your favorite New York wine – and ask questions during this informal but informational online chat.

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woman wearing plaid shirt, holding grapes in both handsStephanie Bolton leads the Grower Research, Education, & Communications initiatives for the Lodi Winegrape Commission, along with the LODI RULES program. Bolton provides targeted and daily support to Lodi winegrape growers in the areas of advanced grower education and outreach, marketing and promotions of the region’s diverse winegrapes, and – most notably – viticultural research and sustainability programming, including Lodi’s world-renowned LODI RULES sustainable winegrowing certification program. The Lodi AVA (CA Crush District 11) contains over 100,000 acres of grapevines, with a unique profile where new vineyard plantings exist alongside century-old vines, soil types range from sandy loam to volcanic terrain, and just about every trellising system invented is being used.


June 24, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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