New Hampshire Winery Association Twilight Meeting


Black Bear Vineyard
289 New Road
Salisbury, NH 03268
United States

New Hampshire Winery Association Twilight Meeting

Join the New Hampshire Winery association as we explore what it takes to start a vineyard. This workshop is geared toward new and aspiring growers who are looking to understand the nuts and bolts of grape growing in NH. Concepts covered will include site selection, field preparation, trellising and funding opportunities. There will be ample time during the sessions for questions, so come with your list! Experienced growers would benefit from a review of the provided information as well. A local wine tasting will cap off the evening and allow for great networking Opportunities. Cost: Free

If you plan to attend the wine tasting immediately following the event, please register.


3 pm: welcome and Introductions

Kyle Quigley UNHCE, Ted Jarvis Owner of Black Bear vineyard, NHWA Board members

3:15 pm: Site selection criteria and preparation considerations

Dr. Rebecca sideman, Department Chair and Professor, UNH Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems

4 pm: Trellis design and cost considerations

David Kennard, Owner of Wellscroft Fence systems

4:45pm: Opportunities for cost sharing assistance within vineyard production

Jessica Rock, district conservationist, natural resource conversation service (NRCS)

5 pm: Wrap up and adjourn, networking opportunity and wine tasting

Contact Kyle Quigley with any event questions and to request event accommodations.  Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to make accommodations., 603-518-6531

This program has been brought to you in part by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Department of Markets & Food (NHDAMF) specialty crop block grant program