Winemaking Track - Session Detail

Session

Managing Tannins and Astringency in Red Wine Production
Winemaking Breakout Session

This session will provide the audience a primer and update regarding the extraction of tannins during winemaking. We also have a winemaking panel to provide their practical approach to their red winemaking, from ripening to the outcomes. We will conclude the session with practical advice about how to manage phenolics in these changing times.

Moderator:
Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez, University of California, Davis

Speakers:
Federico Casassa, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Jim Harbertson, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
Sally Johnson, Pride Mountain Vineyards, California
Darren Klein, Delicato Family Vineyards, California
Shane Moore, Gran Moraine, Oregon

Session

Varietal Diversity in the Golden State: Exploring Viable Climate and Marketplace Alternatives (includes tasting)
Joint Grapegrowing and Winemaking Breakout Session

In the wine business, timing is everything; and sometimes requires a leap of faith. What we plant, the styles of wine we make and how we go to market are complicated and dependent on a number of different factors.

This panel of experts will review three new and potentially suitable wine varieties for California, from the lens of the grower, the winemaker and the marketer. Can varieties like Chenin Blanc, Vermentino and Tempranillo add a new layer of commercial success to the big four? We’ll explore this question and more with an eye to grower risk-management, stylistic range and marketplace flex power in this dynamic tasting session.

Moderator:
Gilian Handelman, Jackson Family Wines, California

Speakers:
Liz Thach, Sonoma State University, California
Additional speakers to be announced

Session

Clearing the Smoke – Best Practices for Harvest, Evaluation, and Mitigation of Smoke Impact on Your Wines
Winemaking Breakout Session

As fires become a steadier problem in our future, it’s important for our industry to align on best practices evaluation and mitigation in the vineyard and winery.

This session should be an informative look into how to best preform sensory evaluation on micro-fermentations, demystification of all the analysis, as well as ideas on mitigation and harvest/fermentation practices.

Speakers to be announced. Check back for updates.

Session

Sustainability in the Winery
Winemaking Breakout Session

Session details to come. Check back for updates.

Session

Nuevos vinos y productos del vino; y empaquetado alternativo (incluye degustación de vinos)
Sesión de enología en español

(Presentada en español)

Esta sesión se basa en asistir a un taller de enología o viticultura (9:00 am – 10:30 am) y una sesión en español (10:45 am – 12:00 pm) Debes asistir a dos sesiones para recibir un certificado. Se enviará un certificado de asistencia después de la conferencia.

La industria del vino esta experimentando un cambio en las preferencias del consumidor por vinos y productos derivados del vino que sean organicos, limpios, sostenibles y faciles de beber. Con un empaquetado en contenedores alternativos que son mas amables con el medio ambiente, estamos viendo un crecimiento en la opciones de envasado de estos nuevos vinos, con inclusion de ingredientes en la etiqueta y produccion de nuevos productos. Nuestros expertos explicaran durante esta sesion los procesos enologicos de produccion de estos nuevos vinos y productos derivados asi como las opciones mas sostenibles para su envasado. 

Moderadors:
Laura Díaz Muñoz, Ehlers Estate, California
Susana Rodriguez Vasquez, Peltier Winery, California

Ponentes:
Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, Artadi Wines, Spain
Sebastian Donoso, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, California
Juan Muñoz-Oca, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington

Session

New Wine Products & Alternative Packaging (includes wine tasting)
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.

The wine industry is experiencing a shift in consumer preference towards organic, clean/zero waste, sustainable and easy to drink wines and its products. With the packaging in alternative containers that are more environmentally friendly we are seeing an increase in new wine packaging options, ingredients labeling and new wine products. Our speakers will explain in this session the winemaking behind these new wines and wine products; and its alternative and more sustainable packaging options.

Moderators:
Laura Díaz Muñoz, Ehlers Estate, California
Susana Rodriguez Vasquez, Peltier Winery, California

Speakers:
Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, Artadi Wines, Spain
Sebastian Donoso, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, California
Juan Muñoz-Oca, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington

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