Regardless of the market situation we face, successful growers
continually challenge conventional thinking, test new ideas and
invest in innovation. Considering our ever-changing
market, innovative growers are adopting precision
agriculture to deal with the reduced availability of labor
and increasing costs of inputs on top of drops in grape
Each of our panelists will share their stories of three
technology moves that could be game changers. If you are
contemplating an investment in a significant technological
innovation for your vineyard operations, then you will want to
hear from these professionals that are using technology to guide
their organizations’ decision-making.
This Session is designed to address how innovative growers are
adjusting to the reality of producing high quality fruit while
reducing inputs through technology. Growers across regions,
land, and price points will provide information on
innovative growing techniques.
Regardless of which political party prevails in the 2020
elections, new leadership and policy priorities will assert
themselves in Washington, DC and in state capitals throughout the
country. What will these changes mean for immigration reform,
labor availability and workforce management issues? This panel
session will explore the likely policy changes in store for 2021
and what that means for the status of immigrant farmworkers and
the H2A program.
Esta sesión se basa en asistir a la sesión general y a una de las
sesiones temáticas de enología o viticultura. Un certificado de
asistencia estará disponible a pedido.
Ante la menor rentabilidad de los viñedos, los productores
necesitan optimizar el destino de sus limitados recursos. En esta
sesión, se revisarán conceptos asociados a la calidad de la
fruta, se discutirá la mecanizacion de los cultivos y se
abordarán prácticas innovativas de manejo de canopia con el
objetivo de identificar áreas de reducción de costos sin
comprometer la calidad de la uva.
This session is based on attending the general session and one of
the breakout sessions in enology or viticulture. A certificate of
attendance will be available upon request.
Confronted with reduced returns, winegrape growers need to
improve the allocation of limited resources. In this session, we
will review concepts associated with fruit quality, discuss
mechanized farming and address innovative practices of canopy
management that will help to identify areas to reduce vineyard
expenses while keeping grape quality.
The New Normal with Vineyard Operations: labor shortages, global
pandemics, and wildfires have changed how we operate in
Growers will speak on how they adapted their vineyard operations
and labor practices during 2020, and what aspects of these
and contingency planning they may keep in the future for greater
Winegrowers are continually challenged to adapt to a changing
world, whether driven by climate change, consumer preferences,
market conditions, labor availability or the regulatory
environment. However, when it comes to what kinds of grapes are
grown, many winemakers and growers resist changing
varietals….except for our guest speakers!
Join us as we learn and taste commercially produced, pure
varietal wines from Dr. Walker’s new Pierce’s Disease-resistant
hybrid grapevines. Chuck Wagner (Caymus, Napa Valley) and Adam
Tolmach (The Ojai Vineyard) will share their experience in
growing and producing wines that could pave the way for our
industry. While always striving to deliver better quality wine,
investments into what is sustainable for your site needs
continues to be a focus. This session will examine some of the
varietal options available to winegrowers and the benefits of
Attendees have the opportunity to purchase a tasting kit
for $75 with six different wines in 187 mL bottles (a pour and a
to register for the symposium. You must register for the
Symposium before you can purchase a tasting kit.
Please note: You do not need to purchase a kit
to attend this session.
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