Event Information

Summer Seminar 2017

June 14, 2017 all-day
Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center
2140 Wine Country Rd
Prosser, WA 99350
Members $75; Non-members $135
Rich Hood

Summer Seminar 2017 – Fermentation SymposiumJune 14th at the Walter Clore Center in Prosser

This Year’s Quintessential Event!

Acclaimed cult Napa Winemaker Abe Schoener of Scholium Project, as well as the urban New York winery Red Hook will be speaking on fearless, outside the box winemaking. Also, acclaimed winemaker Andre Basso of Lynfred Winery in Chicago will as be speaking on his extensive experience sourcing fruit from from diverse site and what challenges it presents for winemaking. We are excited to include tastings of three comparative Elephant Mountain Cabernet Sauvignons and an extended maceration trial conducted by SMWE. Please enjoy, and remember to sign up soon.

Richard Hood, WaWTG President & Summer Seminar Chair

$75 WaWTG Members
$135 Non-Members

To inquire about student discounts please contact Taryn. Please be aware there is limited availability for reduced rates.

Please mark your calendars now! …And please consider becoming a member, for just $10 more than the non-member symposium price, you can attend this event and become a WaWTG member – retaining all those benefits for 1 full year. Start by attending this event as a member of WaWTG, and enjoy member pricing on future events to come.

To view handouts and presentations for 2017 Annual Seminar please see the link below (they should begin to be made available roughly one week prior to the event) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1w0xl3yxsjg9oa1/AACfLsHQDpkVSYsubl2_GkCya?dl=0

2017 Summer Seminar Schedule

Morning Sessions
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Coffee & Registration

8:30 – 8:35 AM: Introduction
Richard Hood, Chair – WaWTG Annual Session Committee

8:35 – 9:35 AM: Vineyard Signs, Identifying and Mitigating Less than Ideal Fruit
Session Manager: Andrew Schultz, Vineyard Manager, Hattrup Farms

Miguel Rodriguez – Viticulturist, Weinbau Vineyard
Arianna Bozzolo – Grower Relations, The Hogue Cellars
Kade Casciato – Vineyard Manager, Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard

9:40 – 10:15 AM: Data Management, for Quality and Consistency
Session Manager: Becca De Kleine, Winemaker and Assistant GM, Zirkle

Leah Adint – Assistant Winemaker, SMWE
Derrick Vipond – Assistant Winemaker, Long Shadows Vintners

10:15 – 11:05 AM: The Interface of Primary and Secondary Fermentation
Session Manager: Trent Ball, Agriculture Program Chair, YVC

Thomas Henick-Kling – Director, WSU Viticulture & Enology
Annamarie Howard – Bacterial Sales Manager, Scott Laboratories

11:10 – 12:15 AM: Comparing Winemaking Styles and Techniques – Elephant Mountain Fruit Source
Session Manager: Will Wiles, Assistant Winemaker, Col Solare Winery

Round Table Discussion and Wine Tasting

Casey McClellen – Founder and Winemaker, Seven Hills Winery
Caleb Foster – Head Winemaker and GM, Bookwalter Winery
KD Organ – Assistant Winemaker, SMWE Canoe Ridge Estate Winery

12:15 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

Afternoon Sessions
1:00 – 2:20 PM: Comparing Winemaking Styles and Techniques – Diverse Fruit Sources
Session Manager: Will Wiles, Assistant Winemaker, Col Solare Winery

Marcus Rafanelli – Instructor of Applied Viticulture and Winemaking, WWCC
Andre Basso – Director of Winemaking and GM, Lynfred Winery (Chicago)

2:25 – 3:05 PM: Population Dynamics in the Winery – Shifting Microbial Dominance
Session Manager: Richard Hood, R&D and General Manager – Winemaker, KMO

Rich DeScenzo – Research Scientist and Microbiology Lead, ETS Laboratories

3:05 – 3:55 PM: Responding to Conditions and Guiding Wine Style During Fermentation
Session Manager: Trent Ball, Agriculture Program Chair, YVCC

Josh Maloney – Owner & Winemaker, Maloney Wine
James Mantone – Owner & Winemaker, Syncline Wine Cellars

4:00 – 5:15 PM: From the Annals of Non-Traditional Winemaking
Session Manager: Tim Henley, Winemaker J&S Crushing

Speaker Presentations and SMWE Extended Maceration Trial with Wine Tasting

Abe Schoener – Winemaker, Scholium Project (California)
Reid Klei – Assistant Winemaker, SMWE Columbia Crest Winery

5:15 – 6:00 PM: Wine Social – A portion of the available wines will be provided by WaWTG. But hey, bring a bottle to share!!!

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