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Get Ready for Harvest at September Wine Grape Growing Seminar


IGGPRA offering sixth seminar of eight-part “Practical Grape Growing” series on September 20, 2017

PASO ROBLES, CA ­– Advances in mechanical harvesting, unfair business and labor practices and a harvest pre-check will be the focus of the Harvest Check seminar hosted by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA). The September seminar is the sixth in an eight-part series and will be held at the J. Lohr Vineyard and Winery on September 20, 2017 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Wine grape growers in and around the Central Coast are invited to hear from experts about best practices for harvest including how to deal with contracts and labor concerns; testing, tracking and weather issues; and the pros and cons of mechanical versus hand harvesting.

The featured speakers and topics are:

Unfair Business Practices and How to Handle Them

Speaker: Laurene Chiesa, Supervisor, Special Investigations, Market Enforcement Branch

Harvest Pre-Check – Testing, Tracking Data, Weather Issues and More

Lowell Zelinski, Ph.D., Owner/Viticulturist, Precision Ag Consulting

Advances in Mechanical Harvesting

Lance Vandehoef, Sales Representative, Pellenc America

“Practical Grape Growing” is an eight-part seminar series offered by IGGPRA in 2017 that provides attendees with practical tips and industry knowledge from local experts. All wine grape growers are invited and encouraged to attend. The seminar is free for IGGPRA members and $30/pp for non-members.

The meeting at J. Lohr is located at 6169 Airport Rd in Paso Robles. To RSVP for the September 20 seminar, or learn more and join IGGPRA, visit iggpra.com or call (805) 591-4204.


The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. IGGPRA is committed to providing its members with farming resources, continued education, hands-on training seminars, and opportunities to network through the seminar series and social mixer events with other grape growers, buyers, vintners and vineyard suppliers. For more information, visit iggpra.com.



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