Viticulture X Games: Extreme Weather Winegrowing

January 23, 2024
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Viticulture X Games: Extreme Weather Winegrowing

Grapegrowing Breakout Session

The wine industry across the globe is experiencing an increasing number and frequency of devastating extreme weather events, including wildfires, floods, hurricanes, heat domes, earthquakes, frosts, spring freezes, windstorms, and droughts.

We will briefly commiserate over the wildest examples of wine region weather disasters then invite a panel of practitioners to discuss, with audience participation, how we can best prepare for and respond to these chaotic conditions with energy and strength. Nearly all climate talks focus on building resiliency into our vineyards, but we’re adding an important missing piece: how to build resiliency in ourselves, our employees, and our wine regions. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Stephanie Bolton, Lodi Winegrape Commission, California

Mark Krstic, Australian Wine Research Institute

Additional speakers to be announced.

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