2007 Symposium Schedule

8:00 to 9:00 – Arrival & Registration

Snows Lake Vineyard, Lake County, California

9:00 – Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peter Molnar, Chair, Obsidian Ridge Vineyard (transcript)

9:15 – Keynote Address

Randle Johnson, Hess Collection Winery, Napa, California & Colomé Winery, Argentina (transcript, summary)

9:45 – The Terroir of High Altitude

Gregory Jones Ph.D.- Oregon State University
The Climate of High Altitude- Characteristics of Light, Temperature & Weather at High Altitude (transcript, summary)

Leo McCloskey Ph.D., Enologix
Measurable Effects of Altitude On Grape & Wine Quality (transcript)

10:45 – Viticulture Up High

Panel Format with three wines poured and discussed (transcript)

  Glenn McGourty, UC Davis Extension
Vince Bonotto, Sterling Vineyards/Diageo, Napa, California
Paul Skinner Ph.D., Terra Spase Consulting, Napa, California
Dr. Vittorino Novello, Chairman of the Dept. of Viticulture University of Torino, Italy (summary)

12:15 – Lunch

1:15 – Winemaking: Taming the Intensity

Panel Format with three wines poured and discussed (transcript)

  Jim Gordon, Editor Wines & Vines
Ernesto Bajda, Bodega Catena Zapata, Argentina
Philip Shaw, Philip Shaw Wines, Orange, Australia
Bill Easton, Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Amador County, California

3:45 – Marketing: From Mountain to Table

Panel Format (transcript)

 Paul Wagner, Balzac Communications
Ronn Weigand, MW, MS, Publisher, Restaurant Wine
Jeff Prather, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant
Wilfred Wong, Beverages & More

5:00 – Winetasting & Reception

Open tasting of all participants wine (2 bottles each)

6:00 – Depart for Dinner

7:00 – Gala Dinner for Participants and Presenters


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