MWC Takes Minnesota!
MWC traveled to Minnesota March 15-17th for the 2018 Cold Climate Conference. This conference was full of valuable and educational moments as well as lots of networking opportunities which resulted in new support systems in the areas of Enology & Viticulture across the Midwest. Some stand-out sessions from this conference included the barrel toasting demonstration in which our very own board member, Josh Morgan, volunteered to try his hand at coopering. There is footage of this session on our Facebook for those interested in viewing. Another very unique and valuable session was one which focused on the ultramodern grape, Itasca. This grape was released just two years ago by the University of Minnesota. MWC was lucky enough to enjoy this session which included a tasting of eight finished Itasca wines with varying yeast strains, MLF, and no MLF. That room had the vast if not the only samples of finished Itasca wine in the world. Thus, the experience of attending this conference was invaluable for the MWC and all of the Midwest growers and producers who were able to attend. We highly recommend all our members interested in learning about the established and newer cold-climate varieties as well as innovative cold-climate viticulture techniques to attend the 2019 CCC!
Grant Progress & New Revenue Options
MWC Teams Up With MSU & VESTA.
New Committee Chairs
Final Thoughts from MWC President, David Miller
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Are you involved in any of MWC’s valuable and dynamic committees? We are looking for motivated and industrious members to help our committees thrive. To request more information on available committee seats click here.
We recently formed a new committee! The new Cold Climate committee is being chaired by Jessica Youngblood and will be devoted to the support and innovation of cold climate varieties in Michigan. If you are interested in joining or if you have any questions please Contact Jessica.
Communications committee meeting is scheduled forWednesday April 11 at9am. Call in information will be listed on Basecamp. Contact Us if you would like to be sent that information or to check in about the date of the call. Any inquiries may be directed to committee chair Brian Lesperance.
Membership committee call is scheduled for Tuesday April 17 at9am. Call in information will be listed on Basecamp. Contact Us if you would like to be sent that information or to check in about the date of the call. Any inquiries may be directed to committee chair Gina Shay.
Sustainability committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 1st immediately following our main call. Call in information is listed on Basecamp. Contact Us if you would like to be sent that information. Any inquiries may be directed to committee chair Matt Moersch.
MWC cannot thank our members enough for supporting us and collaborating with us on the future of the Michigan wine industry. We need you to help us spread the word about MWC membership. Every member who cultivates a fruitful referral will receive a small thank you from MWC.
Reminder that board meetings take place monthly. All members (voting and non-voting) are welcomed to attend. In addition, time is allotted for public comments or questions. The next board meeting is scheduled for May 1st at 10 am. Board meetings will take place the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted. For call-in information check Basecamp or contact us here.