Welcome to the Vineyard Underground Podcast where we unearth what you need to know to be a better grape grower!
Hosted by Fritz Westover, this podcast is designed to help grape growers achieve success in their vineyard journey. In each episode, we’ll share best practices in the industry, offer practical tips, and answer questions. We will help growers, like you, make some quick wins through practical information you can directly use in your vineyard. We’re bringing in some experts, not just in the field of viticulture (the science of grape growing), but also in soil science, geology, or anything that can impact the way grape vines grow.
Having worked and met with a lot of people from various regions all over the country, Fritz brings in a ton of perspective and first-hand knowledge about the art and science of grape growing. Fritz has made mistakes and has seen a lot of mistakes made over the years. And so, the goal is to help you not make those same mistakes.
In this episode, Fritz shares his journey and his passion for not just grape growing itself, but also for helping other grape growers excel. He talks about his background, the community he has built through The Virtual Viticulture Academy, and now, the Vineyard Underground Podcast in the hope to reach out to as many people around the world who want to advance in this industry.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Where Fritz’s passion for grape growing came from
- Fritz’s educational background in horticulture and plant pathology
- His first real dive into his career as a viticulturist at Virginia Tech
- Working with grape growers in Texas
- The origins of Westover Vineyard Advising
- Founding the Virtual Viticulture Academy
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Virtual Viticulture Academy: https://www.virtualviticultureacademy.com/