Biographies of the Presenters

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Randle Johnson – Keynote Address
Consulting Winemaker, Hess Collection Winery Director of Winemaking, Bodega Colomé

Gregory Jones – The Terroir of High Altitude
Geography Department, Southern Oregon University

Leo McCloskey – The Terroir of High Altitude
President and Co-founder, Enologix, Inc.

Glenn McGourty – Panelist – Viticulture Up High
UC Davis Extension

Vince Bonotto – Panelist – Viticulture Up High
Vice President of Vineyards and Grower Relations, Sterling Vineyards/Diageo, Napa, California

Paul Skinner – Panelist – Viticulture Up High
Ph.D. Soil Scientist, Viticulturist, Winemaker, Terra Spase Consulting, Napa, California

Vittorino Novello – Panelist – Viticulture Up High
Chairman of the Dept. of Viticulture, University of Torino, Italy

Jim Gordon – Panelist – Winemaking: Taming the Intensity
Editor, Wines & Vines magazine

Ernesto Bajda – Panelist – Winemaking: Taming the Intensity
Bodega Catena Zapata, Argentina

Philip Shaw – Panelist – Winemaking: Taming the Intensity
Philip Shaw Wines, Koomooloo Vineyard, Orange, Australia

Bill Easton – Panelist – Winemaking: Taming the Intensity
President & Winemaker at Domaine de la Terre Rouge Fiddletown, Amador County, California

Paul Wagner – Panelist – Marketing: From Mountain to Table
Balzac Communications

Ronn Wiegand – Panelist – Marketing: From Mountain to Table
Publisher, Restaurant Wine

Jeff Prather – Panelist – Marketing: From Mountain to Table
Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

Wilfred Wong – Panelist – Marketing: From Mountain to Table
Cellarmaster, Beverages and More!