Wyoming might not be the first choice for grape growers and aspiring vinters, but a group in Sheridan is working to change that. Professors, graduate and undergraduate students at UW and Sheridan College are using advanced techniques to identify traits in different grape varieties that make them well suited to Wyoming. Wyoming Public Radio’s Chelsea Biondolillo reports.
Charles Arturaola: Voted ‘one of the 10 best palates in the United States’ by the America Sommelier Association, Uruguayan-born Arturaola has spent more than 25 years as cellar master, director of wine, and sommelier. He starred in the 2011 award-winning film El Camino del Vino, The Way of Wine.
A University of Wyoming Department of Agriculture project in Sheridan hopes to share knowledge between current and future grape growers in the state about what works and what doesn’t at Wyoming vineyards.