Triggs Lecture Series

The Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series, hosted by Brock's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) marks its landmark 10th instalment this year by featuring a European expert who will explore crop development practices relevant to many North American grape growers.

Held every two years in the key wine producing regions of both Ontario and British Columbia, the Triggs Lecture has blossomed into a must-see event on many calendars in the grape and wine industry.

This year’s lectures and vineyard tours take place Aug. 3 and 4 at Brock University and at four vineyard sites in Ontario’s Niagara region; and on Aug. 8 and 9 in the Kelowna area and Summerland Research and Development Centre in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.   Read more on Triggs lecture series

Click below for Schedule for Ontario event:
Thursday, Aug. 3 — Four vineyard site visits and technical workshop

Site 1:

  • 9 a.m. Andrew Peller Ltd., Clark Vineyard — Access east side of Con. 7, just north of 1390 Conc. 7, Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Topic: Comparing high density planting to standard spacing for Pinot Noir

Site 2:

  • 10:30 a.m. Glenlake Vineyards – Access off Lakeshore Rd, opposite Old Town Gardens — 716 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Topic: Canopy Management for different training systems
  • 12-1:15 p.m. Barbeque lunch at Seeger Farms 1315A Line 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake


Site 3:

  • 1:15 p.m. Seeger Vineyard
    Topic: Canopy management practices for different cultivars

    Site 4:
  • 2:30 p.m. Chateau des Charmes, 1025 York Rd, St. Davids
    Topic: Canopy management for spur pruned systems


Friday, Aug. 4 — Public Lecture

  • 3 p.m. Location: Pond Inlet, Brock University
    Topic: Canopy management — Making it work. Reception to follow.