Weather: Heat Waves and Frosts
Grapegrowing 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.

Climate change can cause important changes in cultural conditions and growing seasons in the vineyards. In this session, we will focus on heat and cold extremes, and their impact on fruit and winemaking decisions. Information presented at the symposium will provide growers with information that will help them manage vineyards under these variable conditions.

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Cecilia Agüero
University of California, Davis

Cecilia Agüero obtained a degree in Agronomy from Univ. Nac. de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina. In 1997, she moved to California, where she pursued a PhD in Plant Biology, graduating in 2003.

Cecilia has worked in the Dept. of Plant Physiology, Univ. Nac. de Cuyo and the Dept. of Plant Sciences. Her research has been focused on grape tissue culture and plant-pathogen interactions. She has also taught viticulture at Santa Rosa JC. Currently, she is a Specialist at the Walker lab, in the Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.

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Mark Battany
University of California Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo

Mark grew up in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Agronomy and a minor in Spanish. He continued with graduate work at UC Davis with an M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences. He was an exchange scholar at a Spanish government research center in Cordoba, Spain studying runoff and erosion in hillside olive groves. He began working for UC Cooperative Extension in 2001, initially as a Viticulture Farm Advisor for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties; in 2018 his title changed to Water Management and Biometeorology Advisor.


Martina Galeano
University of California, Davis

Martina Galeano is earning her master’s degree in the Viticulture & Enology program at UC Davis. Originally from Mendoza, Argentina, Martina earned her bachelor’s degree in Enology from Universidad Juan Augustin Maza (Argentina). She then spent eight years in commercial winemaking, with experience in Mendoza as Tapiz winery’s associate winemaker, and internships in Stellenbosch and Napa. Martina’s current research in the Forrestel lab focuses on the effect of heat events on vine physiology and berry and wine composition.


Esther Hernández-Montes
Washington State University, Prosser

Esther Hernández-Montes obtained her Agricultural Engineering and master studies in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), and she completed a PhD at the University of Balearic Islands (Spain). The main research of her PhD was to study carbon and water balances in grapevines, focusing in determining carbon gains and losses in different plant organs throughout their development, considering the environmental and genetic variations. Also, she studied how environmental factors and vineyard management practices affect soil respiration and fruit respiration in a vineyard.

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