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Samantha Kollar Joins Panel on Solving Winery Problems at WiVi Central Coast

Posted on March 13, 2013

Fixing problems in a winery can be one of the most difficult challenges a winemaker/owner faces. Samantha Kollar, technical services sales manager at Enartis Vinquiry, will help identify some of the most common problems and the way to fix them in an enology breakout session next week at WiVi Central Coast 2013, held in Paso Robles, California. She will join Richard DeScenzo, microbiology group leader for ETS Laboratories, and Signe Zollar, president of Zoller Wine Consulting in the March 19 panel discussion led by Wine Business Monthly editor in chief, Cyril Penn. Tickets are available at

Samantha Kollar has worked in the wine industry since 1997, beginning in a winery laboratory and later providing technical support to Enartis Vinquiry customers for winemaking and analysis troubleshooting. Over the years, she has consulted with numerous clients in all areas of quality control, supporting winemaking decisions and process improvements. Samantha has written published articles on tannin management, monitoring malolactic fermentation, restarting stuck fermentations and winery sanitation.

She has conducted seminars and training on wine defects, winery sanitation, wine analysis and fermentation management. Samantha judges at several international wine competitions and is a home brewer in her spare time. She has a degree in biology from Sonoma State University and has taken classes in viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis extension program and Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California.

About WiVi Central Coast 2013

California's Central Coast is quickly becoming one of the world's most popular and celebrated wine regions. Since December 2009, 95 new wineries popped up in the Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties. In 2012, nearly 7 million cases of wine were produced in the region. This burgeoning area faces many unique issues in its wine-growing and winemaking efforts, and WiVi Central Coast 2013, a new symposium and trade show hosted by Wine Business Monthly and Precision Ag Consulting, has been created to address those topics.

WiVi will be held March 19-20, 2013 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California. It is the only trade show and symposium to address the issues facing the Central Coast wine industry, one of the fastest growing regions in the country. For more information, visit

Region: Central Coast
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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