Prospective Grape Grower Workshop


                A prospective Grape Grower workshop will be held from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at Schorlemmer Hall, St. James Lutheran Church in Llano on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.  “This workshop is a one-day educational program designed to provide an overview of the unique requirements and economic risks associated with the establishment and operation of a commercial vineyard in Texas,” said Jim Kamas, Associate Professor & Extension Horticulturist stationed in Fredericksburg. 

                Registration will begin at 9:00 am the day of the program, and online pre-registration is available by going to and entering the keyword “grape” to find information on the workshop.

                Kamas, who will provide program instruction, said the workshop was created to address common concerns potential grape producers may have prior to committing valuable time and financial resources toward a commercial vineyard enterprise.  Program topics include necessary viticulture expertise, site selection, risk factors, skills and labor requirements as well as vineyard enterprise economics.

                “The program will help prospective growers decide if grape growing is a good fit for their farm and lifestyle, and what they would need to do or consider for their vineyard to be commercially successful,” he said.  The workshop serves as an in-depth look at the realities of growing grapes in Texas. 

                The workshop fee is $150 per person or $200 per couple, and includes educational materials and lunch.  For more information on this workshop, contact Jim Kamas at 830-990-4046 or

[email protected].

                The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.

November 9th, 2017 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
Schorlemmer Hall
St. James Lutheran Church
1401 Ford Street
Llano, TX 78643
United States