Colorado Grape Grower Monthly Conference Call for June

The first Monday of each month, beginning at 9 AM, the CWIDB will host an informal conference call for all grape-growers in Colorado.  We will be joined by an expert, specialist or speaker to address a timely topic for 20-30 minutes, followed by Q&A and grower discussion of current issues and questions.

You can join this conference call each month by going to in your web browser.  Log in with your name then select whether to join the audio portion of the conference using VoIP on your computer or by calling 720.515.1880 on your phone.  Although our speakers may have a brief video presentation, you will not need to join the meeting on-line.

If you would like to join the meeting in person, you can go to CSU’s Western Colorado Research Center-Orchard Mesa, 3168 B 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503-9621 or at the Colorado Dept. of Ag, 305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021.

On June 4, 9:00 AM, our speaker will be Sadie Drury, general manager for North Slope Management and the Seven Hills Vineyard on the southern side of the Walla Walla AVA in Milton Freewater, OR. Click here for a Wine & Spirits Magazine feature on Seven Hills Vineyards.

The Seven Hill Vineyards (Sevein Vineyards) represent the vision of some of the finest wineries in Washington, including Pepper Bridge Winery, Figgins Family Wine Estates which includes Leonetti Cellars, and L’Ecole #41.  It is quite possibly the finest Bordeaux variety vineyard property in the USA, on par with anything in Napa Valley.  Click here to see the layout and make-up of the property.

Sadie Drury has been working in and passionate about agriculture since she started picking strawberries at the age of 12.  She is a graduate of Tim Donahue’s Walla Walla Community College  viticulture and enology program and interned at Ciel du Cheval Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA in Washington.  She has been at North Slope Management since 2013, working with a very sophisticated agricultural water delivery system.

Sadie will be sharing her insights into irrigation management in the Walla Walla/Rocks at Milton-Freewater AVAs that see less than 20″ of precipitation a year in a very windy location.

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Colorado Grape Grower Monthly Conference Call for June