2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (912 October 2011)
422 Tuesday, 11 October 2011
8:00 AM-7:30 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Ballroom A Foyer, 2nd Ave. Entrance

The Wines and Terroir of Southeastern Minnesota

Primary Leader: James F.P. Cotter
Leader(s): Wanda Hanlon
Field Trip Description: The trip will focus on cold region grapes and geology of wine growing in Minnesota. The Upper Mississippi Valley AVA is the world's largest wine appellation with 4 million hectares in 4 states. In Minnesota the challenges of the climate are met with the development of new grapes and innovative growing practices. The field trip will visit vineyards in southeastern Minnesota and several outcrops that provide a representative overview of the terroir (the geology, geomorphology, and soils) of the region. Lunch will be served at the Whitewater Wines vineyards and include tours of production facility.
Field Trip will span: 1 day

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