January 10, 2019

We are very pleased and excited to announce that MDT & Associates will be an official sponsor of SMWGA.  Thank you MaryJo and Denny Thaden for your friendship and support. Please help us thank them by using them for nursery and vineyard supplies. 

March 25, 2018

Annie Klodd joined the University of Minnesota Extension in January as the new Assistant Extension Professor for Fruit and Vegetable Production. Her extension program will center on supporting Minnesota growers and improving fruit and vegetable production practices at...

February 8, 2017

We are pleased to become the Minnesota State Association sponsor of the Northern Grape Project.

The goal of the NGP is to provide outreach and to support growth and development of wineries and vineyards in cold-climate regions of the Midwest and Northeast.

March 1, 2016


LalVigne is an organic yeast derivative product that is applied in the vineyard as foliar spray at veraison. The yeasts used in its production were sourced from the Lallemand wine yeast collection. A single vineyard treatment with a LalVigne spray consists o...

February 26, 2016


Quads, Drones or fixed wing aircraft.


What are they and can they help in the vineyard? The future is here and new devices help save costs. Precision Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture can have big advantages on small plots.


Another tool to adapt precision agricul...

February 26, 2016


The Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance participated in a USDA grant to use an inexpensive sensor to quantify vine density. Results will help growers prune for optimal quality and vine balance.


This trial was conducted in Cannon Falls using a sensor that retails f...

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