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March 22, 2019 - 8:30AM
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club - CA 333 Country Club Drive Santa Rosa, CA 95401
8.30 am
9.00 am
Welcome Introduction
9.15 am
2018 Vintage Effect on Vine Development
9.20 am

2018 Climate Analysis

2018 was another volatile weather year for Northern California. The 2018 vintner climate summary will recap and explain specific weather events and climate anomalies that may have affected last year’s crop production, in addition to addressing general climate trends and projections.

9.50 am

2018 Vintage Analysis

10.20 am

Pruning for the value of vine heritage

Focusing on approach & technique to reduce trunk disease susceptibility, strengthen & preserve vine structure, reduce susceptibility to stress and re-establishing homogeneity, to improve balance and increase aging potential.

10.45 am
Coffee Break
11.15 am
2018 Vintage Effect on Berry and Wine Composition
11.20 am

Characteristics of Ripening Kinetics in 2018

11.45 am

Assessment of a large harvest on phenolic intensity and extractability

This presentation will look at results from Sonoma and Napa 2018 Cabernet harvests and compare to 2017 and 2016 harvest results.

12.05 pm

Effects of sun radiation and temperature on grape composition. Implications for vineyard management

Climate is getting warmer, and adapting to rising temperatures is crucial to ensure resilience of viticulture. What are the effects of sun and temperature on grape composition and the wine? How could growers address the issue and protect their grapes?

12.25 pm
Forum of Winegrowers
12.45 pm

Using Technology to Advance Winegrowing Practices

1.00 pm