Simply stated, we want to help every winegrape grower to Be a Better Grape Grower by making expert grape growing advice and education accessible, affordable, and entertaining.
Following 11 years spent in educational vineyard roles and after launching his highly successful Westover Vineyard Advising consulting service, Fritz realized two key things – that today’s growers needed a single, trusted, on-demand source for advice and questions and that no matter how much he worked and traveled he could not physically help every grower in their vineyard.
So, in 2018, he and his team launched the revolutionary Virtual Viticulture Academy bringing easy-to-understand, informative, and engaging vineyard advice and education to growers’ phones and laptops around the world.
Since its launch, Virtual Viticulture Academy has continually grown year-over-year with 100% of membership revenue to-date invested back into developing more content, courses, better usability and support, and so much more.
We continue to work every day to make expert, innovative winegrape growing education and advice attainable and fun for the modern grower.
“I simply had a tough time telling growers I was too busy to help them, I wanted to share the information that was helping so many other grape growers to be successful, and I knew there must be a way to do it. There is always a way!“
Fritz WestoverViticulturist & Founder
Virtual Viticulture Academy doesn’t just provide advice, training, and resources, we also support a community of winegrape growers. No matter where their vineyards are, our growers never have to grow alone, and their shared experiences provide another level of grape-growing knowledge for our members.
We currently help growers across 35 states and 10 countries. Our members range from prospective vineyard owners to award-winning wineries providing a diverse community of shared grower insights and knowledge.
“I can only say thanks to you and your members. You have answered so many questions in the first 4 hours of viewing that I already feel the membership is paid off. I truly wish I had joined 12 months ago.”
Nobby – Australia | VVA Member since 2022
Come grow with us
And bring a world of grape-growing experience and education to your vineyard.