This is a message from Andreea Botezatu Ph.D. (aka Dr. B)…
This is a reminder to Texas winegrowers to please fill out the second Texas Crush Report and Vineyard Production Survey, a collaborative effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas Artisan Vineyards Cooperative, Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association, Texas Hill Country Wineries, North Texas Wine Country, Texas Wine Growers, Gulf Coast Wine Growers Association and Cross Timbers Grape and Wine Association.
Individual responses will be kept confidential and not shared outside of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Viticulture & Enology Program. Your response is both voluntary and extremely valuable!
The information gathered in this survey may be used to:
– Assist marketing efforts to promote Texas grapes and wines
– Facilitate beneficial legislative action
– Identify common challenges for vineyards (e.g., problematic varieties) and wineries (e.g., winemaking problems)
– Determine research needs and priorities
– Identify demand for specific grape varieties
– Establish a foundation to measure growth and change in the future
The survey takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, but it is time well spent. We realize this is a significant time commitment and, in trying to ease the effort, we made some changes from last year:
- Dr. B has prepared a document that lists everything included in the survey. This will allow you to see the questions being asked ahead of time and prepare for the answers. Click here for Dr. B’s list of questions.
- We have re-structured the survey and created two blocks of questions that are optional (you can skip over the entire block, or any individual question within the block). With that said, we hope you will choose to answer all questions in the survey and help us build a strong data set !!
- You can pause responding at any time during the survey and continue at a later time by clicking the link in this email.
Individual responses will be kept confidential and not shared outside of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Viticulture & Enology Program. A public report of statewide data and data by region will be issued in October 2023.