Session

Behind the Scenes Technologies Used for Wine Stabilization and Adjustment
Winemaking Session in Spanish

(Presented in Spanish)

This session is based on attending an enology or viticulture workshop (9:00 am – 10:30 am) and two sessions in Spanish (10:45 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm) You have to attend three sessions to receive a certificate. A certificate of attendance will be sent after the conference.

Different physical and chemical methods are used to adjust and prepare the wine for bottling. From filtration and separation processes to alcohol adjustment and resins, modern winemakers have an array of tools at their disposal. During this session a panel of winemakers will discuss how they decide what is the appropriate use of tools, its advantages and disadvantages.

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Gaspar Roby
Consultant, California

Gaspar Roby’s career span a range of roles within the end-to-end wine supply chain in large and small, public and privately held companies. He began as a Viticulturist and Vineyard Manager in Mendoza, Argentina, before moving to California, where he continued his winegrowing career in the Napa Valley, working for grape growers such as Andy Beckstoffer.

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Silvia Cedeño
ConeTech Iberica, Spain

Silvia received a degree in Agricultural engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Spain and a second degree from La Rioja University in Winemaking. She then traveled around the world learning various methods of international winemaking. Silvia spent four years as Production Manager in a wine cooperative in D.O. Calatayud, worked in Germany in the Mosel area, and worked at About Wine and Style Consult in Neustadt Weinstrasse. Silvia joined ConeTech Iberica in 2015 as Production Enologist, quickly becoming ConeTech’s Technical Director for Europe and finally General Manager

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Harry Hansen
Sterling Vineyards, California

Harry Hansen is winemaker and general manager at Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, a Treasury Wine Estates property. Harry has made wines in Napa Valley, the Central Coast and Carneros, in addition to internal consulting in Chile, New Zealand, Italy, and Mexico. With 30+ years of winemaking experience, and both a Master’s in Enology (UCD) and MBA (Sonoma State), he is well acquainted with the wine stability issues he will be addressing and their potential effects on commercial wines. Harry lives in Sonoma County with his wife Graciela, also a UCD Enology graduate.

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