This year’s Napa Vintage Report will be held on January 18, 2017, at the Westin Verasa in Napa, California. Look forward to a day of learning and communicating with the world’s leading winemakers, viticulturists, and scientific researchers.
Tim Mondavi will give the keynote address for this year’s event. Tim has been making wine in Napa with his family since 1974 where he got his start with his father’s company, Robert Mondavi Winery. While working at the family’s winery, Tim led with a strong emphasis on viticultural research programs, new developments in rootstocks, clones, and vine density. Since then Tim has been an integral component of the Napa Valley wine industry and has led the development of Napa’s Appellation system. He currently works with his family’s label, Continuum. Apart from California, he has made wines in Australia, Chile, Italy, and France.
The one-day event will focus on recent technological advances and scientific results pertinent to the 2016 Napa vintage. Presented by the industry’s leading scientists, the Vintage Report will highlight the footprint of the 2016 season by taking a closer look at plant and fruit composition response to climatic conditions. This will be a data-rich discussion with insight fueled by vineyard data collected during 2016. Major themes discussed at this year’s event will focus on vine response following a wet winter as well as light and temperature effects on fruit chemical composition in the context of the Napa Valley. Additionally, the Vintage Report will host a panel discussion involving vineyard managers and winemakers from across the region to speak about their learnings on best practices in the context of the 2016 growing year.
About the Vintage Report
Since 2010, the Vintage Report has brought together scientists, winemakers and industry leaders from all over the world to discuss the previous year’s harvest in light of the most recent scientific findings. This is a constructive event that interacts with attendees by asking the question: How can the lessons of the previous harvest be utilized to improve vineyard practices and wine quality? The Vintage Report creates a platform to foster technical discussion as well as a deep dive into the wine industry’s most innovative vineyard solutions. Considering the event’s scope, the Vintage Report is open to cellar and vineyard professionals including winemakers, vineyard manager, viticulturist, assistant winemakers and winery owners. In addition to Napa, the Vintage Report will be held in Paso Robles, Sonoma, Bordeaux, Provence, and Languedoc.
Tickets to the event are available at https://www.vintagereport.com/en/napa-2016. For more information, please contact Mark Anderson at mark at fruitionsciences dot com.