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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

Welcome To ViTiNord 2015...

The 2015 Conference...

Opening Address

Building a Strong Model for Cool & Cold Climate Wine/Grape Industry Growth:
Lessons Learned from Nova Scotia Success
Mr. Tony Aspler, C.M. Toronto, Canada


General Session A:

The Anatomy & Physiology of Winter Hardiness
Dr. Tim Martinson, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Geneva, NY, USA


General Session B:

Manipulating Vine Dormancy – Fall Season
Dr. Imed Dami,Assoc. Prof., Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA


General Session C:

Results and Implications of an eight-year study of
grape production in North Dakota
Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti,Professor,
​North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA


Parallel Session D:

“Grape Seed Oil Production for Energy & Culinary Use”
Robert Byrnes, Lyons, Nebraska, USA


Parallel Session D:

"Processing grapevine leaf material into products for the food industry" 

Dr. Gerhard Flick, Neubrandenburg, Germany 


Parallel Session D: 

“Producing Grape Brandy on a Budge”

E. John Broadbent, Norwalk, Iowa, USA


Parallel Session E:

Short Season Viticulture Panel

Paul Troop, Owner, Omega Vines; Salt Spring Vineyards, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada


Parallel Session E:

Short Season Viticulture Panel

Jens Madsen, Kokaerwine, Christianstad, Denmark

Parallel Session E:

Short Season Viticulture Panel

Mark Hart, Mt. Ashwaby Vineyard & Orchard, Bayfield, Wisconsin, USA

Parallel Session F:Sparkling Wine Workshop
Larry Mawby, L. Mawby Winery, Suttons Bary, Michigan, USA

Parallel Session G:

Grapegrowing Under Plastic:
Protected Vine Culture

Dr. Torben Toldam-Andersen, Copenhagen University (KU), Copenhagen, Denmark


Parallel Session G:
Grapegrowing Under Plastic:
Protected Vine Culture

 “The Effect of Open Field & Protected Cultivation on Grape Quality”

Mariana Maante, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia


Parallel Session G:
Grapegrowing Under Plastic:
Protected Vine Culture

“Unheated Plastic House Production of Premium Seedless Table Grapes in Vermont”

Andy Farmer, Northeastern Vine Supply, West Pawlett, Vermont, USA 




www.vitinord2015.org


November 11-14, 2015