The 2015 Conference...



Friday, november 13, 2015 (DOWNLOADS WILL BE UPDATED AS Presentations ARE RECEIVED)

Welcome To ViTiNord 2015...

General Session H:

Northern Grapes Project

Dr. Tim Martinson, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Geneva, NY, USA


General Session I:

Current and future vine culture in the emerging wine regions of Northern & Eastern Europe
​Anja Antes, Antes Vines, Inc. Heppenheim, Germany


General Session J:

Climate Change & Sustainability in Wine Production in the UK 
Chris Foss, Head, Wine Department, Plumpton College, UK


Keynote Address:

Climate Change – Catastrophe or Opportunity for Viticulture?
Dr. Paul Huttner, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, MN, USA


Parallel Session K: 

Winemaking with Emerging Varietals: 


Rod Ballinger, Owner & Winemaker, Bear Creek Winery, Fargo, ND, USA


Parallel Session K: 

Winemaking with Emerging Varietals: 


Simon Naud, Owner & Winemaker, Vignoble LeBauge, Quebec, Canada


Parallel Session K: 

Winemaking with Emerging Varietals: 


Ethan Joseph, Winemaker, Shelburne Winery, Burlington, VT, USA


Parallel Session L:

Perspectives on Grape Breeding

Dr. John Stenger, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA


Parallel Session L:

Perspectives on Grape Breeding

Mr. Valentin Blattner, Wadenswil, Switzerland

Parallel Session L:

Perspectives on Grape Breeding

Dr. Jason Londo, US Department of Agriculture , Grape Genetics Research Unit, Geneva, NY, USA

Parallel Session M:

From Grape to Wine:

Wine Tasting for Growers

Karine Pedneault, Ph.D. Research Scientist, CDBQ.

Quebec Agriculture Development Center,

La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada


Parallel Session M:

From Grape to Wine:

Wine Tasting for Growers

Gaelle Dube, Agronomist & Viticulturist Consultant, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


Parallel Session M:

From Grape to Wine: Wine Tasting for Growers

Bradley Beam, Enology Specialist,
​Illinois Grape Growing Wine Association, Carbondale, IL, USA


Parallel Session N:

Spring Frost Avoidance

Ben Loseke, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Amigo Oil for Spring Frost


Parallel Session N:

Spring Frost Avoidance

Terry Heggemeier, Grape Grower Blackhoof Creek Winery, Barnum, MN, USA Season Extension with a Cold Air Drainage Machine



www.vitinord2015.org


What is VitiNord?

VitiNord is an International Viticulture & Enology conference that happens every three years.  This conference focuses on research and practices being used in Northern wine growing climates.  Speakers from across the globe will share strategies and information that you can use in your own vineyard and or winery.


Previous VitiNord Hosts:

2006 - Riga, Latvia

2009 - Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
2012 - Neubrandenberg, Germany/Szczecin, Poland
2015 - Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA

Principal Sponsors

November 11-14, 2015