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OenoFrance USA Pre-Harvest Technical Meetings Now Open for Registration

Posted on May 16, 2019

Petaluma, Calif.—Oenofrance USA has opened registration for their Pre-Harvest Technial Meeting series, designed to assist winemakers in gearing up for the upcoming harvest season. This year’s program will cover topics such as nutrition and aromas, volatile acidity management, microorganisms management, color extraction and stabilization, oak and oak alternatives, and step by step guides on how to make award-winning rosé wines. These seminars will be led by guest speaker Vanille-Charlotte Achaintre, part of the Innovations, Research & Development team at SOFRALAB, one of the world’s leading oenological laboratories.

This will be Ms. Achaintre’s second time as the guest speaker for this event, and offers her knowledge gained from working alongside the manager of the experimental cellar, drafting protocols, and overseeing and implementing trials that result in new technologies released by the company. “Oenofrance focuses on educating our clients and empowering them to make the appropriate choices for their wines,” says Fabien Machard de Gramont, OFUSA Consulting Winemaker and Sales Manager. “Having Ms. Achaintre here to answer questions and provide insight directly from the lab is a unique opportunity and we hope that our winemakers will benefit from her expertise.”

The Pre-Harvest Technical Meetings will commence on June 13 in Temecula, CA, and will have additional dates in Paso Robles (CA), the Sierra Foothills (CA), Santa Rosa (CA), McMinnville (OR), and Walla Walla (WA). For a complete list of dates and to obtain free tickets, please visit

About Oenofrance USA

Founded just outside of Paris in 1943, Oenofrance began its story with winemaking and enological products. Today, the Bordeaux-based group is comprised of a global network of winemakers, analytical laboratories, agencies, and distributors, all focused on designing high quality, award-winning wines. Since 2014, the company’s US office is based in Petaluma, CA. With a robust range of winemaking product - from yeasts to tannins and everything in between - Oenofrance USA is committed to bringing new products and innovations to the US market while providing winemaking advice and continuing to help raise the quality of wines in the Americas.

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