Upcoming events

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 09:30

Sun Rock Vineyard 
2744 Radio Tower Rd, Osoyoos 
(off the south end of Black Sage Rd)

In tailgate style, we are offering a hands-on opportunity to look at winter damage in the vineyard. Local experts will address topics such as:
 • when to use cordon renewal, 
• when to use trunk renewal, 
• how to address bud growth at the top of the canopy… and more! 

Bring your questions! 
Representatives from Production Insurance will be present, offering a great opportunity to ask questions about your vineyard. 

Stay for the BBQ /
Kiwi-esque sausage sizzle!

Registration required - by donation (suggested donation $25) Register HERE. 

Many thanks to our hosts Arterra Wines.

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 09:00

Soil Health  & Testing
Christopher Mark, Vintality Tech Inc. 

In the vineyard we use many different testing methods to assess soil and plant health, and make fertilisation and other farming decisions.

But where does this data come from? How does research done in California in acidic soils apply to the high alkaline soils we have in the Okanagan and interior BC?

We'll be discussing the latest research around soil and plant tissue testing methodologies and best practices, and how this research can better inform our farming decisions.

The presenter, Christopher Mark, is the founder of Vintality Tech Inc. He has worked in soil science for the last 15 years conducting large soil sampling programs in both the mining and agricultural spaces, from soil sampling to mapping to soil pits. As well, he is currently running a precision fertilisation research project with Dr. Castellarin of UBC.

Register here  

  • Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 08:30

Professional Day

Thursday, July 20

Keynote speakers: 
Dr. Nick Dokoozlian, E&J Gallo (The vineyard of the future); 
Dr. Kaitlin Gold, Cornell University (Remote sensing for disease detection); 
Dr. Michela Centinari, The Pennsylvania State University (The threat of the invasive insect spotted lanternfly). 

Other topics include: Managing grapevine diseases with UV radiation, New fumigation alternatives, Vineyard nutrient budget and sampling protocols, Response of vineyard soils to biochar, and other timely topics that address grower challenges.

The Professional Day can be attended in person on the Cornell Campus (U$150) or virtually via Zoom (U$75).

More information: https://cals.cornell.edu/giesco
Register: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x33447239940&&varPage=register

  • Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 13:30

BC Grapegrowers Association/BC Wine Grape Council

AGM/Grower Day

Penticton Lakeside

The proposed focus this year is the Perennial Crop Renewal Program

Watch this page for updates. 

Contact BCGA

Post Office Box 1138,
Penticton, BC, V2A 6J9
EMAIL: contact form
PHONE: 1 877 762 4652