Cold-Hardy Grapes: Cultivar x Region Tasting in Burlington, VT

Curious about cold-hardy cultivars? Interested in the effects of terroir on varietal character? Then join us for a cross-regional tasting of varietal trial wines!

The multistate NE 1020 project was designed to test the performance of interesting grape cultivars, both new and existing, at various sites across the US. The Northern Grapes Project has supported collaborative work between UVM, Cornell University, and the University of Minnesota, resulting in a collection of wines produced from NE 1020 sites spanning the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Join us for a guided sensory evaluation of these wines, which represent a range of cold-hardy cultivars, yeast trials, and production techniques.
The day will kick off with a welcome and introduction by Tim Martison, followed by tastings of dry whites, off-dry and sweet whites, rosés, and dry reds, presented by Anna Katharine Mansfield and Chris Gerling. A tour of the UMV vineyard blocks will close out the day.

Your participation and feedback will help guide future variety trial activities, and will provide you with first-hand experience of varietal and regional expression in these cultivars.

To Register:
Email or call Chrislyn Particka (cap297, 315-787-2449) with the following information:
Phone number
Email address
Dietary restrictions (lunch is provided)

This event is free, but spaces are limited, so you MUST pre-register by 4PM on Thursday, July 10th.

Cultivar x Region Tasting.pdf