Wine + Grape EXPO


Event Schedule

Seminar sessions are SOLD OUT.

Tradeshow tickets will be available at the door for $20.

7am-8am

SPANISH SEMINAR
Advances in New Technology (Cabernet) – SOLD OUT

Advances in technology have led to an increase in quality, efficiency and sustainability.  This session will focus on the latest advances from weather stations to iPads and provide an in depth discussion about why these practices are used in daily vineyard operations.

8am-3pm VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY TRADESHOW (Chardonnay & Outdoor Pavilion)
8:30am OUTDOOR PRESENTATION
Belkorp Ag
(Outdoor Stage)

 

9am

COMPARATIVE TASTING
Pierce’s Disease Resistant Winegrapes (Chardonnay)

PD resistant winegrapes are nearing release.  Come taste and share your opinion on blended and single selection wines from highly resistant grapevines.  9am and 12:30pm seminars are the same.  Limit 40 people per session.

9:30am-10:30am

SPANISH SEMINAR
What Makes a Vintage? – with Comparative Tasting (Cabernet) – SOLD OUT

Learn about the key variable factors in weather – temperature, growing degree days, solar radiation, and precipitation – that occur each year that ultimately affect quality and quantity of a vintage including grapevine phenology, fruit set, growth and fruit development.

9:30am

OUTDOOR PRESENTATION
Eurofins STA Laboratories
(Outdoor Stage)

Novel Grapevine Red Blotch Virus Photo Gallery and Update on Vineyard Disease Control”

Grapevine diseases affect grape quality and ultimately wine flavor and color. The most practical way to avoid problems in the vineyard is to plant pathogen-free vines.  However, grapevine disease-causing organisms may be already present and established in the vineyard. The presentation will provide information that will help vineyard managers, nursery personnel, and growers recognize disease and apply methods for disease management and control.  An update of Grapevine red blotch virus testing and novel photo gallery with different variety symptoms will be presented.  Our expert plant pathologist, Dr. Judit Monis, will be available at the presentation and at booth # 214 to answer all you grapevine disease related questions.               

10am-11:30am

SEMINAR
Between the Evocative and the Precise: a Discussion of Aroma in Wine - with Comparative Tasting (Merlot)

How do we smell, and what biological factors are at play when we define aroma in wine?  Speakers will lead attendees through a fascinating examination of the various ways that we describe aromas and flavors, and how we use descriptions both to remember aromas and to communicate – to consumers, each other, and the press.

11am-2pm LUNCH (Outdoor Pavilion)
11am

OUTDOOR PRESENTATION
Duarte Nursery
 (Outdoor Stage)

“Field Performance of New Grapevine Product Formats”

In recent years Duarte Nursery introduced the MagnumVine, UberVine and Tall Pot Benchgraft grapevine. All of these additional formats fall on the widely recognized success of the Big Pot Benchgraft grapevine. Growers are seeing important results with enhanced productivity due to these new formats. John Duarte and Stefan Daniels of Duarte Nursery will present new planting cases discussing these product formats.

12:30pm

COMPARATIVE TASTING
Pierce’s Disease Resistant Winegrapes (Chardonnay)

PD resistant winegrapes are nearing release.  Come taste and share your opinion on blended and single selection wines from highly resistant grapevines.  9am and 12:30pm seminars are the same.  Limit 40 people per session.

1pm

OUTDOOR PRESENTATION
Agri-Analysis
 (Outdoor Stage)

“Sampling Strategy and Statistics – Practical Considerations” 

Growers frequently ask the question of how many samples to take in order for their testing results to reasonably represent the true condition of their vineyards and/or new planting materials.  In this presentation, Dr. Wei will share his experience in advising and learning from clients. Topics will include: a) theoretical sample numbers for given population size: b) various sampling strategies used by growers; c) individual samples versus composite samples: d) Confidence level, margin of error and infection rate.

1:30pm-2:30pm

SEMINAR
Mastering Balance and Vineyard Expression Through Lower Alcohol Wines (Merlot)

Join this discussion about how vineyard and winery practices shape wine style, and how it can change over time.  Is there a trend toward lower alcohol wines in Napa?  If so, the panel will explore what may drive that shift and how various brands look to their vineyards to define wine style.

2:30pm

INDUSTRY WINE RECEPTION (Chardonnay)

3pm

EVENT CLOSE

3pm-4pm

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Red Blotch: What Do We Know? (Merlot)

* Red Blotch presentation is FREE and EXPO seminar attendees will be automatically registered for this special session. Tradeshow only attendees should register with the NVG office at info@napagrowers.org by November 7.