News of the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers (AAGG), including grape and muscadine commerce, vineyards, agriculture tourism, agricultural events affecting viticulture, enology, and food sciences. 

Spring Activity

We had a productive meeting in March, as we plan for the 2014 AAGG Conference and Trade Show to be held this fall.  We will post the date as soon as it is confirmed.  

In the meanwhile, preparations in the vineyards are moving forward for the growing season.  The spring foliage is a welcome sight after a challenging winter.  It will be interesting to hear from growers around the state and region how the winter has affected your vineyards.  Early reports are that water conditions are better than last year with ponds finally filling.  

Agri tourism may also benefit with the Ozarks looking alive with dogwoods blooming--peak probably will be within the next two weeks.  Canoes and kayaks are headed to the are whitewater spots, as well.  The spring and summer promise to be busy for all of us!