Grapegrowing Track - Session Detail

Session

Winemaker Experiences with Vineyard Mechanization – How I Learned to Love Machines in the Vineyard
Grapegrowing Breakout Session

Reduced labor availability, increased cost of labor, and concerns about the quality of worked performed by labor are driving growers to adopt more mechanization of vineyard operations. Consequently, major changes are occurring in how grape vineyards look and are managed. Some of these changes have caused concern and resistance among winemakers. A successful transition to mechanized vineyards will require winemaker acceptance.

In this session, winemakers will review mechanization practices in their vineyards, fruit handling, and winemaking practices used for production of high quality wines. The questioned to be addressed is, “how have you learned to love fruit from mechanized vineyards”. In addition, wines from mechanized vineyards described by each panel member will be available for tasting.

Moderator:
Keith Striegler, E & J Gallo, California

Speakers:
Clay Brock, Turn Key Wine Brands, California
Andrew Meggitt, St. James Winery, Missouri

Session

Cabernet Sauvignon at All Price Points
Joint Grapegrowing & Winemaking Breakout Session

This session will focus on the mechanics of making Cabernet Sauvignon, from the vineyard practices to the winemaking process, within all price points.

Speakers: 
Craig Ledbetter, Vino Farms, California
Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Session

Powdery Mildew Money Tree
Grapegrowing Breakout Session

Powdery mildew continues to be a prominent grapevine pest and economic concern in vineyards throughout the United States.  Management of powdery mildew has changed over the past 10 years, with a greater understanding of the fungus lifecycle, and advancements in fungicide chemistry.  However, despite these advances, powdery mildew still has an economic impact on wine grape vineyards to this day. 

In this session, we will review the playbook that wine grape growers employ to manage this disease and discuss their integrated pest management approach for successful control.  Wine grape growers from different appellations will discuss their challenges and successes with managing this pest.

Moderator:
Bart Haycraft, Jackson Family Wines, California

Speakers:
Bart Haycraft, Jackson Family Wines, California
Chris Storm, Vino Farms LLC, California

Session

Aromatic Potential of White Wines
Grapegrowing Session in Spanish

 
(Session presented in Spanish)
This Track is based on attending a winemaking OR a grapegrowing session (10:45 am – Noon) AND the general 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.

Different winemaking practices to enhance the aromas on white varieties will be discussed in this session, including the use of yeast strains designed for white aromatics, fermentation temperature, redox potential, lees management and diverse fermentation vessels (stainless steel, concrete, oak).  This session will include a tasting of wines to showcase some of these practices.

Moderator:
Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez, Safe Harbor Wines, California  

Speakers:
Montserrat Reece, Pedroncelli Winery, California
Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Session

Potencial aromático de vinos blancos
Sesión en español de viticultura

(Sesión presentada en español)

Esta sesión se basa en asistencia en una sesión de enología o de viticultura (10:45 am – 12:00 pm) y una sesión general en espanõl (9:00am – 10:30am). 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.

En esta sesión se presentarán diferentes prácticas enológicas para mejorar los aromas en vinos de variedades blancas, incluyendo el uso de levaduras diseñadas para las uvas de variedades blancas aromáticas, temperatura de fermentación, potencial de óxido-reducción, el manejo de lías y diferentes materiales usados en la manufactura de recipientes de fermentación (acero inoxidable, concreto, roble). Esta sesión incluirá una degustación de vinos para ejemplificar algunas de estas prácticas.

Moderador:
Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez, Safe Harbor Wines, California  

Ponentes:
Montserrat Reece, Pedroncelli Winery, California
Ponentes adicionales por confirmar.

Session

A Closer Look at Mechanization & the H-2A Program
Grapegrowing Breakout Session

Session details available soon. Please check back.

Speakers:
Steve Dutton, Dutton Ranch, California
Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Session

Water Technology
Grapegrowing Technical Exhibits Tours

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:
Francisco Araujo, Atlas Vineyard Management, California

Session

Tecnología del Agua
Tour en español de viticultura

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.

Detalles del tour disponibles pronto. Por favor, vuelva.

Lider del Tour:
Francisco Araujo, Atlas Vineyard Management, California

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