Brock's Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) has established itself as a successful, internationally recognized research institute on cool climate viticulture, oenology, wine business and wine culture.
CCOVI is known as the institution of choice when looking for quality continuing education. Different programs are available to enhance wine knowledge for a wide variety of participants, from Wine Appreciation courses to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust®, the most highly respected wine certification in the industry.
CCOVI is dedicated to offering innovative outreach services to the grape and wine community. In consultation with the industry, the Institute is continually developing new outreach programs. Whether it be industry sponsored conferences, workshops, lecture series or analytical services, CCOVI advances technology and information transfer throughout the industry.
VineAlert issues cold hardiness alert May 22, 2015
This is an alert concerning grapevine cold hardiness and cold temperatures. Weather forecasts indicate that temperatures will be dropping to near freezing tonight and Saturday morning with the potential for frost in some regions across Ontario. If temperatures drop below freezing, injury may occur especially to green tissue such as young shoots and leaves.
It is important to monitor vineyard temperatures. For optimal use of wind machines, it is suggested that the start-up temperatures be set at 1 to 2 C for frost protection. It is also important to monitor wind speeds along with temperatures.