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Guest Lecture: Wine tasting of new grape varieties with disease resistance and increased sustainability

The Grape Growers of Ontario and the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University present:

Wine tasting of new grape cultivars with disease resistance and increased sustainability

Guest speaker: Dr. Enrico Peterlunger, Professor of Viticulture, University of Udine, Italy

Date: Friday February 22, 2019

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Location: Mackenzie Chown Complex room H313, Brock University

Attendance is FREE but RSVP is required to confirm your spot (first come-first served)

email: ccovi@brocku.ca

Parking is available in Lot E (Pay & Display – $3/hour or $10/day) (See page 2 for campus map)

Production of high-quality grapes in Ontario requires a lot of pesticide sprays using fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. The Ontario wine industry is striving to increase its environmental sustainability. Researchers in Europe are breeding new disease-resistant grape varieties by crossing conventional V. vinifera with hybrid grapes to produce grapes vines that require fewer fungicide applications, reducing costs to growers, and increasing environmental sustainability.

Dr Enrico Peterlunger, professor of viticulture, University of Udine will be discussing several of these disease tolerant varieties in the grape session at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Session.

Dr Peterlunger will be providing a wine tasting of some of these new disease tolerant cultivars at CCOVI (Brock University) on Friday February 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Dr. Peterlunger and try some of these new varieties that could have potential in changing how grapes are grown in Ontario.

Guest Lecture Flyer (PDF)

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