UGA Prepares for Growing Grape Industry

Jaci Schreckengost Grapes, Top Posts

The University of Georgia (UGA) recently put a new viticulture team in place and hired new professionals in response to the continuously growing interest in the Georgia grape industry. Cain Hickey, UGA viticulture Extension specialist, discusses the growing grape and wine industry in Georgia. Two of the main goals of the UGA research are to…

Georgia Grape Growers Work Around Weather Challenges

Jaci Schreckengost Grapes, Top Posts

Georgia’s varying elevation and the weather that comes along with it have positive and negative effects for the state’s grape growers. University of Georgia's Lumpkin County Extension Agent Clark MacAllister says different elevations and weather allow for different grape varieties to be grown in different areas of the state. Below 1,200 feet in elevation, where…

Chardonnay Research Underway in Georgia

Jaci Schreckengost Grapes, Research, Top Posts

The University of Georgia's (UGA) viticulture team has been working to increase the amount of research in the wine grape industry. A Lumpkin County, Georgia, research plot was harvested recently, said Clark MacAllister, a UGA Extension agent. This plot of grapes was harvested early because it is being used for a sparkling wine program, he…