Innovative Techniques in Central Coast Winemaking and Viticulture
March 10, 2020
WiVi Central Coast is the premier wine and viticulture symposium and trade show in Central California. Now the largest wine industry event south of San Francisco, WiVi boasts 45,000 square feet of exhibit space with nearly 200 exhibits and hundreds of new products, product demonstrations, educational seminars and networking opportunities for winemakers, grape growers, winery owners and managers. Join Wine Business Monthly on Wednesday, March 25 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Tickets are available online now.
This one-day conference and tradeshow features sessions by top industry and gives attendees the opportunity to understand and experience new trends and technology. The 2020 WiVi Central Coast agenda is available, including session times, descriptions and speakers. Check out these sessions forcused on viticulture and enology:
Recent Research: Assessing Vineyard Threats (10:15 a.m.—11:15 a.m.)
It's a well-versed industry saying that great wines are made from great grapes—and great grapes can only be cultivated in healthy vineyards. During WiVi's viticultural session, Recent Research: Assessing Vineyard Threats, Surendra Dara, cooperative extension advisor-entomology and biologicals for the UC Cooperative Extension, will discuss common concerns, like Vine Mealybug and Leafroll, as well as emerging threats, such as the Spotted Lanternfly. He'll offer up practical solutions for elimination and prevention of these pests and viruses—including a new model for Integrated Pest Management.
Experimenting with Process: Why Winemakers are Testing New Methods (12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m.)
Join Peter Salamone, CEO of the Research Oenovation Collective, to discuss the winemaking trial process. Before using any new product—be it yeast, barrels, bottles or closures—it’s imperative to run tests to determine if and how the new tool will affect the quality of the wine. Salamone will lead a panel of winemakers who will talk about their experimental processes as well as tips for best practices in conducting a reliable trial. Following the discussion, guests are invited to taste through a series of peer-conducted trials and learn from these winemakers’ results. Panelists include Casey Di Cesare assistant winemaker and enologist of Scheid Family Wines, Bryan Avila director of operations for the Research Oenovation Collective, Kevin Bargetto, winemaker at Center of Effort and Patrick Muran winemaker at Niner Wine Estates.
Exploring New Wine Styles on the Central Coast (2:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m.)
When thinking about Central Coast grape growing, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah are often varieties that come to mind. But there are winemakers in the region who are changing that status quo, working with new varieties and experimenting with new winemaking methods. This panel discussion, lead by Chris Shackelford, chef and sommelier at Trelio restaurant in Clovis, will introduce attendees to Central Coast winemakers who are exploring innovations in the vineyard and cellar in the pursuit of new wine styles. Panelists include Joe Barton owner and director of winemaking of Grey Wolf Cellars/Barton Family Wines, Brian Terrizzi co-owner and winemaker of Giornata, Craig Stoller proprietor and director of winemaking of Sextant Wines, Daniel Callan, assistant winemaker of Thacher Winery & Vineyard and Ryan Pease winemaker at Paix Sur Terre.
When: March 25, 2020
Where: Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles, CA
Tickets: Purchase Wivi Central Coast Tickets
Full pass: $345
Tradeshow only: $35
Website: WiVi Central Coast
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Prior to WiVi Central Coast, WBM will host Central Coast Insights on March 24, 2020, also at the Paso Robles Event Center. This business-minded conference gathers together some of the top leaders in finance and economics, with educational sessions specifically focused on wine business strategy and development.
Central Coast Insights attendees are eligible to attend WiVi Central Coast conference and tradeshow (held March 25, the day following CCI) at a discounted rate. To access the $100 discount for sessions or free tradeshow entry, follow the link in your CCI registration confirmation email (discounts applied at checkout). Get tickets now.
Full details on Central Coast Insights including agenda and speakers—are now available on the Central Coast Insights website.