Assessing the educational needs of the Pennsylvania wine industry

Denise M. Gardner, Kathleen M. Kelley, Abigail Miller

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We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most participants obtained production information from other industry members and preferred face-to-face workshops to further their education, response to a Penn State Extension Enology blog site, developed to address industry challenges and extend our educational reach, has been extremely positive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number# 2RIB6
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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