Trial Showcase 2017 – An all-day event held on Thursday, March 16th at the Walter Clore Center in Prosser, featuring speakers, trial presentations and their associated trial tastings; with pertinence to Washington State and the 2016 Vintage.
2016 Vintage Review from the Vineyard Perspective – Michelle Moyer PhD, Assistant Professor/Extension Viticulturist, WSU
2016 Vintage Review – Christ Dowsett, Winemaker, Buty Winery; Lacey Lybeck, Viticulturist, Sagemoor Vineyards; Linn Scott, Winemaker, Sparkman Cellars; Tim Jones, Winemaker, 14 Hands Winery
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Open discussion – Roger Boulton PhD, Viticulture & Enology Department Chair, UC Davis
Afternoon Trial Presentations & Tastings
Extenday vs Tradition Farming in Merlot – Markus Miller, Airfield Estates Winery
Pro-FT Trial in Sauvignon Blanc – Jessica Munnell, Mercer Winery
Mechanization in the vineyard through fermentation – Brian Mackey, SMWE
Extended Maceration Trial – Brian Rudin, Canvasback
Afternoon Break 15 minutes
Sagemoor Wine Tasting
Evening Social Gathering
Join us for a wine social right here at the Clore Center. Bring a bottle of wine to share.