Susana Rodriguez Vasquez
Peltier Winery, California

Susana Rodriguez Vasquez (Susy) is the winemaker for Peltier winery (Lodi, Ca). She studied B.S. in Agronomy at Universidad Mayor de San Simon (Cochabamba, Bolivia), to further continue her studies in the US, focused on Organic crops at California State University, San Luis Obispo. She received the Certificate of completion IOIA/CCOF Organic crop Inspection training and the Winemaker Certificate Program at UC Davis Viticulture Department.
Previous working experiences include Viticulture Laboratory Assistant and Associate Research Winemaker at E. & J. Gallo Winery in Modesto and Winemaker for Constellation Brands in Lodi, with a brief experience in New Zealand 2015 harvest focused on the implementation of continuous flotation at Drylands in Marlborough.

Susy developed high communication skills throughout her role as teaching assistant for several years (Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Bolivia) and most recently, presenting and sensory evaluating various winemaking projects at wine industry expo (WIN EXPO 2017 and 2018, Santa Rosa).

Susy also engages routinely in sensory evaluations, attending sensory workshops (e.g. Olfaction Seminars- A New Tool for Winemakers) and local industry tasting.

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