Grapegrowing Track - Session Detail

Session

Rosé Revealed: Farming Reds and Making Whites
Joint Grapegrowing & Winemaking Breakout Session

Are you a rosé BAE? No? Great, you’re invited. Join us as we dive deep into four unique growing regions and taste how the rosé market has influenced our farming practices and winemaking techniques. Or has it? Are we chasing consumers or training their palettes? Winemakers and viticulturists jointly share their techniques in managing desired crop loads, color choice and price points in a competitive market. Hear about the latest trends in packaging and what’s moving fastest off the shelf.

Session

Virus in Vineyards and a Protocol for Best Management Practices: Managing Leaf Roll and Red Blotch Associated Diseases
Grapegrowing Breakout Session

Leaf Roll, Red Blotch associated viruses, and efficient virus vectors are the wildcards for wine grape growers in their pursuit of quality and sustainability. What methods and standard operating procedures have vineyard management companies adopted to ensure clean plant materials? How do viticulturists manage virus in vineyard and what protocols have they adopted to ensure early detection and successful management? What are the data points needed for quality and economic threshold analysis of an infected vineyard and how do you collect them? Experienced vineyard managers will discuss their approach with viruses and their best management practices in an effort to develop an industry-wide protocol and grower-community based cooperation.

Speakers:
Speakers to be confirmed.

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Hot Off the Vine: Strategies and Tools for Vineyard Heat Mitigation & Maintaining Quality
Grapegrowing Breakout Session

Globally, 2018 was the 4th hottest year according to NOAA. Just behind 2017, 2015 and 2016 which stands as the hottest year on record. With pressure to maintain quality in a competitive marketplace, grape growers and winemakers face an additional challenge as heat continues to pressure our vineyards and winemaking style goals.

It’s important to explore new ideas and best practices to plan for ongoing heat events from the West Coast and global wine regions facing similar challenges.  Our panelists each bring perspective and deep experience from top California AVA’s and key varietals along with their work in Washington, Oregon, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Spain and beyond.

Panelists will share their global perspective and success stories on optimizing quality in the vineyard while battling record heat. The conversation will also inform us about effects of successful (and not so successful) mitigation once fruit enters the winery. Take home strategies including how to plan for heat events and applicable tools for you to consider.

Moderator:
Jean Dodson Peterson, Cal Poly, California

Speakers:
Nick Goldschmidt, Goldschmidt Vineyards, California
Nathlie Jure, Opus One, California
David Parrish, Parrish Family Vineyards, California

Session

Vineyard Design considerations in Light of New Technologies and Mechanization
Grapegrowing Workshop in Spanish

(Workshop presented in Spanish)

This Track is based on attending a winemaking OR a grapegrowing workshop (10:45 am – Noon) AND the integrated session (9:00 am – 10:30 am). You must complete two of the three sessions to qualify for the certificate. A certificate of completion will be mailed after the conference.

Will emerging technologies impact the way new vineyards are established? This workshop will address aspects of vineyard design that will be affected by the incorporation of innovative technologies, like automation; mechanized farming practices such as pruning, canopy management and harvest and the development of disease resistant varieties.

Moderator:
Cecilia Agüero, University of California, Davis

Speakers:
Joaquín Fraga, Reitan Vineyard, California 
Karla Huerta, University of California, Davis  

Session

Impacto de nuevas tecnologías y mecanización en el diseño de viñedos
Taller de viticultura en español

(Taller presentada en español e incluye degustación de vino)

Este taller se basa en asistencia en un taller de enología o de viticultura (10:45 am – 12:00 pm) y una sesión integrada en espanõl (9:00 am – 10:30 am). Tiene que asistir a dos de las tres sesiones para recibir un certificado. Un certificado de asistencia será enviado por correo después de la conferencia.

Que impacto tendrán las tecnologías emergentes en la forma en que se establecen nuevos viñedos? En este taller, discutiremos aspectos del diseño de viñedos a tener en cuenta a la luz de la incorporación de tecnologías innovadoras como la automatización y prácticas mecanizadas como la poda, manejo de canopia, cosecha y desarrollo de variedades resistentes a enfermedades.

Moderador:
Cecilia Agüero, University of California, Davis

Ponentes:
Joaquín Fraga, Reitan Vineyard, California
Karla Huerta, University of California, Davis

Session

Nurseries
Grapegrowing Technical Exhibits Tour -#2

 
Space is limited to 25 attendees per tour. Registration for tours will be onsite only, located in the designated room from where tours will start, 30 minutes before each tour begins. Enrollment onsite is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, only two representatives per company may enroll in the same tour. Selecting a tour during the registration process does not guarantee enrollment. You must be one of the first 25 attendees to show up in the designated room on-site for each tour.

Tour Leader:
Tour Leader to be confirmed.​

Session

The Cost of Technology Adoption in the Vineyard: A Fiscal Discussion on Taking the Tech Leap
Grapegrowing and Business & Operations Breakout Session

Does investment in high-tech products like vineyard monitoring systems, aerial imagery, or costly database programs really return the ROI in both short-and long term? At what scale does it make most sense and what are the tipping points?

Technology is ever advancing for vineyards and wineries; adding to our efficiency and streamlining the wine industry. Yet this comes at a cost, and adoption can sometimes resemble a leap of faith. This session will discuss the cost of technology and when it makes fiscal sense to adopt new technology. Financial investors and growers will share their viewpoints, decisions processes, and experiences on their decision to adopt technology. What is an acceptable ROI for new technology, and when does it make sense to take that leap?

Session

Viveros
Tour técnico de viticultura en español - #4

 
El cupo es limitado a 25 personas por tour. El registro a los tours se realizara únicamente en el lugar, en un salón designado, donde se iniciaran los tours. Regristrarse a los tours 30 minutes antes que de empiezen. Se dará el lugar a las primeras personas que se registren. Sin embargo, solo dos personas de la misma empresa podrán inscribirse al mismo tour. El hecho de seleccionar un tour durante su registro no garantiza su lugar. Usted debe ser uno de los primeros 25 asistentes en llegar al lugar de inicio de cada tour.

Lider del Tour:
Lider del tour a ser confirmado.

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