The Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance and U of M Extension will host a grapevine pruning and vineyard prep workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at the Keith and Lisa Smiley vineyard, 10500 310th St. Way, Cannon Falls, Minn. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Participants will learn best practices for pruning vines on vertical shoot position and high cordon trellises, managing winter injury and choosing between training systems. They also will get hands-on experience taking soil samples and evaluating vineyard health.
The cost is $10 per person. Checks should be written to SMWGA. To pre-register, contact Lisa Smiley at 651-492-5393 or firstname.lastname@example.org or mail payment to Smiley at 10500 310th St. Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.