Grafting and Planting Tailgate

Grafting and Planting Tailgate
May 15, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm

Grafting and Planting Tailgate

Please Register On Site

Growers graft or top-work vines for many reasons: changing varieties without having to replant, grafting scion wood onto rootstock in the field or possibly replacing diseased wood. This tailgate is intended to teach the attendees the ins and outs of grafting, Topics include:

  •  Why graft or top-work
  • When to graft
  • How to select scion wood
  • How to prepare vines for grafting
  • How to care for vines after they have been grafted

The other part of this tailgate is about planting vines. Vines can be planted as dormant rooting or green growing vines. Learn about common mistakes people make when planting vines and how to avoid them. Topics include:

  •  J rooting
  • Root binding
  • Planting dormants
  • Planting green vines
  • Planting tall vines
  • Caring for recently planted vines

Learn or brush up in what you need to know to ensure a rapid, healthy start to your new vineyards.


  • Lupe Ortiz
  • Larry Bettiga, UCCE Viticulture Advisor, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties
  • Lucas Pope, Vineyard Manager, Halter Ranch

Free for Members/$30 for Non-members