Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Pest Management
  • Vineyard Nutrition
  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

Enrollment Benefits

  • Vineyard Consultations
  • Vineyard Notes Newsletter
  • Crop Update Weekly Electronic Newsletter
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Enrollment

Enrollment

We invite you to enroll in the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program.  When you enroll you have a direct link to the latest information from Cornell and other resources around the country on topics that are important to you as a grape grower, including pest management, vineyard nutrition, crop management and farm business management.  The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is committed to providing you with important and timely information through a variety of means to help you produce the best crop possible as efficiently as possible.

When you join LERGP you receive the following benefits:

* LERGP electronic Crop Updates

* LERGP Vineyard Notes Newsletters

* Vineyard consultations with viticulture staff

* Important announcements about upcoming meetings and workshops

*Special rates for events and workshops for members

Our program is supported, in part, by 5 Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations: 4 in Western NY (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) an 1 in Erie PA.  Enrollment discounts are given to those that live and farm in these counties (In region enrollment).  Please visit your local Extension web-site or office to enroll.  Contact information is located below. 

We invite anyone living or farming outside of these areas to enroll as well. (Out of region enrollment).  See form below.

CCE Cattaraugus County
28 Parkside Dr.
Ellicottville NY 14731
716-699-2377 ext 100
cattaraugus.cce.cornell.edu
CCE Chautauqua County
Carnahan Building
525 Falconer St PO Box 20
Jamestown NY 14702
716-664-9502
chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu
CCE-Chautauqua Subscription
CCE of Erie County NY
21 S. Grove St.
East Aurora NY 14052
716-652-5400 Ext 176
erie.cce.cornell.edu
CCE Erie County Ag Program Enrollment
CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport NY 14094
716-433-8839
cceniagaracounty.org
  Erie PA
Penn State Extension
Erie County Office
606 West 2nd Street
Erie, PA 16507-1111
Phone: (814) 825-0900, Ext. 2
extension.psu.edu/erie-county

Enrollment Form - Online - Out of Region Enrollment Only

 
 
 
Method of Newsletter Delivery $0.00 Email Only $35.00 Mail - Hardcopy
Special Contribution to Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (tax deductable)

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Upcoming Events

No Coffee Pot Meeting This week

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 7, 2023

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #6

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 14, 2023
Westfield, NY

Come join us for timely and pertinent vineyard discussion, coffee, donuts and camaraderie.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #7

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 21, 2023
Ransomville, NY

Come join us for timely and pertinent vineyard discussion, coffee, donuts and camaraderie.

Announcements

July 19th Coffee Pot Meeting CANCELLED

Please accept our apologies as we found this meeting in direct conflict with other unavoidable events.

NYWGF presents Introduction to New York Wine

Welcome to New York! Introduction to New York Wines
Building on the success of the newly updated New York Wine Reference Guide, NYWGF is pleased to bring comprehensive, expertly delivered New York wine education to your team each week from April 25th through June 20th, 2023. We welcome you to join wine writer and educator Dan Belmont as he leads this nine (9) part series - completely free for NYWGF Winery and Grower Members.
From our first 90-minute 'deep dive' into the wines of New York, to the subsequent 60- minute sessions on our major varietals and wine regions, this educational opportunity will be unlike any other and extremely valuable to winery and vineyard leaders, tasting room and marketing staff, as well as to trade, media, and consumers who are champions of New York wine. Tasting components are part of each session - with recommended wines for each session to be announced in advance of the seminar date.
IN THIS SESSION:
We agree with Eric Asimov who noted in the New York Times that "New York is the third largest wine- producing state in the country, after California and Washington. Yet it doesn't get nearly the respect it deserves." Fortunately, much has changed in the last few years and information about New York wines is being sought out by all levels of consumer, trade, and media. This session will empower you with knowledge and introduce you to the major regions, grapes, and styles of New York State wine, and provide an overview of statewide geography, geology, climate & history. Participants will gain conversational-level broad knowledge of New York State wine and leave excited about the upward trends in both quality winemaking and viticulture in New York State.
TASTING:
Arrowhead Spring Chardonnay 2021 (Niagara)
Boundary Breaks Dry Riesling 2021 (Finger Lakes)
Mazza Chautauqua Cellars Gew?rztraminer 2017 (Lake Erie)
Benmarl Winery Estate Cabernet Franc 2018 (Hudson Valley)
Macari Merlot 2019 (Long Island)
Vesco Ridge Diamond (Champlain Valley)
Meadowdale Winery Blue Jay Dechaunac (Upper Hudson)
Please Note: Suggested wines for tastings must be purchased separately and are not included with registration.
Tomorrow! Tue, April 25, 2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Click Here to Register
Sessions are free for all NYWGF Members. Attendees must register for the full series and will be provided with seminar recordings if unable to attend live.
About our Host: Dan Belmont
Dan BelmontDan is a London-based certified American Wine Expert and holds a Level-3 certification in Wines & Spirits from the WSET. He led the education departments of NYC's famed Murray's Cheese, the largest artisan cheese retailer in the US, and Bedales of Borough, a trio of wine bars based in London's historic markets. Dan is the Wine Ambassador for Liebherr UK and proudly supports the New York Wine & Grape Foundation along with a variety of international trade associations and producers as a presenter, educator & judge. In 2022 he authored the latest edition of the New York State Wine Reference Guide. Dan operates in constant awe of the good people who dedicate themselves to the odyssey that is producing good wine. It is in that spirit that he created Good Wine Good People - a unique e-commerce wine retail platform serving the UK market.

Straight Talk: Is H-2A Working Out in the Vineyard

Check out the story below.  Our local grower Andy Knight is one of the 3 growers interviewed.

https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/how-h-2a-is-working-out-in-the-vineyard/

2023 LERGP Coffee Pot Schedule

2023 LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting Schedule

May 3, 2023 10:00am Double A Vineyards
10317 Christy Rd. Fredonia NY 14063

May 10, 2023 10:00am Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
4434 Van Dusen Rd. Lockport NY 14094

May 17, 2023 10:00am John Schultz & Sons
9510 Sidehill Rd. North East PA 16428

May 24, 2023 10:00am Brian Chess Farm
10289 West Main Rd. Ripley NY 14775

May 31, 2023 10:00am Sprague Farms
12435 Versailles Rd. Irving NY 14081

June 7, 2023 10:00am NO COFFEE POT MEETING

June 14, 2023 10:00am Betts' Farm
7365 East Route 20 Westfield, NY 14787

June 21, 2023 10:00am Paul Bencal Farm
2645 Albright Rd. Ransomville NY 14131

June 28, 2023 10:00am Gary Young Farm
8401 Gulf Rd. North East PA 16428

July 5, 2023 10:00am NO COFFEE POT MEETING

July 12, 2023 10:00am Zach & Alicia Schneider Farm
771 Bradley Rd. Silver Creek NY 14136

July 19, 2023 10:00am Schultze Winery
2090 Coomer Rd. Burt NY 14028

July 26, 2023 10:00am Westfield Ag & Turf
7521 Prospect Rd. Westfield NY 14787


Spotted Lanternfly Public Service Announcement

Please take a look at this PSA on YouTube.  It is narrated by our very own Jennifer Phillips Russo.
If you see a Spotted Lanternfly:
1-Take a photo
2-Collect it
3-Squish it
4-Report it



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