Join viticulturist Joyce Rigby of Rigby Viniculture as she outlines the startup and expansion of commercial vineyard. With an eye on expenses and ultimate profit, Rigby leads attendees through every aspect of developing a commercial vineyard, from site and variety selection, to equipment, vineyard management and ultimate sale of grapes.
- What the Maryland Wine Industry Wants & Needs
- Introduction to Growing Wine Grapes
- Site Evaluation
- Site Design
- Canopy Management
- Commercial Vineyard Business – Intro to Vini-fi Vineyard Financial Planning Tool
The course includes a downloadable version of the Vini-fi Vineyard Financial Planning Tool (Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets required).
The program and Vini-fi Vineyard Financial Planning Tool was built in cooperation with an advisory committee of winemakers and grape growers.