International Cabernet Symposium Program 2016

Monday, June 20

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm    Welcome Reception and dinner for International and Local Vintners
                                 at the V Marketplace Barrel Room in Yountville, Napa Valley, California

Tuesday, June 21

8:30 am                    Bus departs Villagio Inn & Spa

9:00 am–12:00 pm    Technical Session I - Copia Campus of the Culinary Institute of America
                                Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
                                Keynote Speakers:
                                Michel Friou, Vina Almaviva
                                Rodrigo Soto, Veramonte                               

                                Gerard Casaubon, Research Center of Concha y Toro
                                Aurelio Montes, Jr of Montes Winery

                                Noelia Orts, Emiliana
                                Isabel Mitarakis, Don Melchor

12:10 pm
                 Bus departs Copia

12:30 pm–3:00 pm
   Regional Expression of Cabernet - Lunch at Chimney Rock Winery
  Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt has been making Cabernets around the globe and will share his  
                                impressions of how geography, style and time affect the winemaking process and the finished wine.

                                Hosted by
: Chimney Rock Winery

3:00 pm                    Bus departs for Opus One

3:30 pm–5:30 pm      Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Farming
Learn about our speakers experiences with the various types of farming and how the choices in the
                                vineyards influence the wines
                                Jean-Michel Comme, Château Pontet-Canet

                                Phil Coturri, Enterprise Vineyards                             
                                Hosted by: Opus One

 5:30 pm                    Bus departs Opus One, return to Villagio Inn & Copia

7:00 pm                     Bus departs Villagio Inn & Spa (locals may drive to Far Niente)

7:30 pm–10:00 pm     Far Niente Reception & Dinner
                                 Join the Far Niente family and Winemaker Nicole Marchesi for a delicious evening

                                 under the stars at this historical
                                 Hosted by: Far Niente

10:00 pm                   Bus returns to Villagio Inn

Wednesday, June 22

8:30 am                    Bus departs Villagio Inn & Spa

9:00 am–12:00 pm     Technical Session II - Copia Campus of the Culinary Institute of America
Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
                                 Winemakers from this Central California AVA
will discuss growing Cabernet Sauvignon
                                 and the recent popularity of this varietal in this region.

                                 Keynote Speakers:

Thomas Rice, California Polytechnic Institute Professor Emeritus
Steve Peck, J. Lohr
                                 Kevin Sass, Halter Ranch
                                 Daniel Daou, Daou Vineyards

12:10 pm                   Bus departs Copia

12:30 pm–3:00 pm     Mechanization in the Vineyards - Lunch at Silver Oak Winery
  Our speakers will share their experiences and trials from their work with mechanical harvesting.
                                 Bob Bertheau, Chateau St. Michelle Winery
                                 Aaron Fishleder, Vinescape

                                 Hosted by: Silver Oak Winery                        

3:00 pm                     Bus departs Silver Oak Winery

3:30 pm–5:30 pm       Vineyard Diseases and Pests

                                 Deborah Golino, PhD, Director of Foundation Plant Services, University of California, Davis
                                 Lucia Varela, University of California Integrated Pest Management Program Advisor

Andrew Walker, Professor, University of California at Davis                                
                                 Hosted by: Pine Ridge Winery

5:45 pm                     Bus departs Pine Ridge, return to Villagio Inn

7:15 pm                     Buses departs Villagio Inn and Robert Mondavi Winery (check your assignment)

7:30 pm–10:00 pm     Napa Valley Dine-Around Winery Dinners 
Intimate small group dinners at Napa Valley Wineries

10:00 pm                   Buses return to Villagio Inn and Robert Mondavi Winery

Thursday, June 23

7:45 am                      Bus departs Villagio Inn
8:00 am                     Bus departs Napa Valley College Lot G (parking location for local attendees)

9:00 am–12:30 pm     Technical Session III - University of California at Davis
The Department of Viticulture and Enology faculty will be presenting their latest
                                research in series of sessions;
•  Next Generation Trunk Disease Diagnostics
                                    - Dario Cantu, Ph.D
Elucidating relationships between vineyard site and wine characteristics
                                    – Ron Runnebaum, Ph.D.

•  The Impact of Red Blotch Disease on Grape and Wine Composition
                                     - Anita Oberholster, Ph.D.

                                 •  The Effect of Maceration and Fermentation Management on Chemical and Sensory Properties 
Scott Frost, Ph.D.
•  Mechanical Leaf Removal and Applied Water Amounts interact on Proanthocyanidin Content and 
- Kaan Kurtual
                                 •  Tannin Structure-activity Correlations during Red Wine Extraction Operations 
                                     – Jim Kennedy, Ph.D.

12:30 pm
                  Lunch at UC Davis

1:30 pm
  Tour of the Jess Jackson Sustainable Teaching and Research Winery at UC Davis

3:00 pm                     Buses depart UC Davis

5:45 pm                     Bus departs Villagio Inn (locals may drive to Spottswoode Estate)

6:00 pm                     Sonoma Appellation Tasting at Spottswoode Estate in St. Helena
A walk-around exploration of select Cabernet varietal wines and vintners of Sonoma County

7:00 pm–10:00 pm    
Gala Dinner with special guest Mary Novak
and Beth Novak Milliken
Hosted by: Spottswoode Estate Winery

10:00 pm
                  Bus returns to Villagio Inn


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