The World is Changing but the Varietals We Grow Have Not. Are We Missing Out? (includes tasting)
Grapegrowing Breakout Session
Winegrowers are continually challenged to adapt to a changing world, whether driven by climate change, consumer preferences, market conditions, labor availability or the regulatory environment. However, when it comes to what kinds of grapes are grown, many winemakers and growers resist changing varietals….except for our guest speakers!
Join us as we learn and taste commercially produced, pure varietal wines from Dr. Walker’s new Pierce’s Disease-resistant hybrid grapevines. Chuck Wagner (Caymus, Napa Valley) and Adam Tolmach (The Ojai Vineyard) will share their experience in growing and producing wines that could pave the way for our industry. While always striving to deliver better quality wine, investments into what is sustainable for your site needs continues to be a focus. This session will examine some of the varietal options available to winegrowers and the benefits of those varietals.
Attendees have the opportunity to purchase a tasting kit for $75 with six different wines in 187 mL bottles (a pour and a half).
Click here to register for the symposium. You must register for the Symposium before you can purchase a tasting kit.Please note: You do not need to purchase a kit to attend this session.
Shipping is available within the Continental United States only. Note that we are unable to ship internationally (including Canada) and cannot ship to these states: AK, AL, DE, HI, KY, MS, RI, SD, UT or Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I