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Rapid City Wine Workshop Planned For Home, Commercial Makers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans interested in learning how to grow grapes and other fruit for wine can pick up some insight next weekend at a workshop in Rapid City.

The first session from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the SDSU Extension & 4H Building at the Pennington County Fairgrounds is designed for both homeowners and commercial growers. Bob Thaden, of Tongue River Winery in Miles City, Mont., will share his experiences in growing grapes, raspberries and various shrub fruit.

The workshop continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn and will focus on commercial grape production. Topics will include vineyard management techniques as well as the latest research on the effects of management practices on fruit quality.

For more information, contact Rhoda Burrows at 605-394-2236 or [email protected].