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.
Jean Dodson Peterson, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Nick Goldschmidt, Goldschmidt Vineyards, California
Nathlie Jure, Opus One, California
David Parrish, Parrish Family Vineyards, California