The International Cabernet Symposium in 2012 brought together winemakers and principals from the United States, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Chile for 3 days of technical seminars, winery visits, and beautiful meals. Most importantly, participants enjoyed valuable time spent with peers to share knowledge and exchange ideas.
20 photo(s) Updated on: 14 Jun 2013
  • Opus One CEO David Pearson, Meadowood Executive Chef Christopher Kostow and Author Michael Pollan discuss sustainability at the Gala Dinner
  • An Alfresco lunch at Araujo Estate
  • Chef Peter Hall prepares lunch at Gargiulo Vineyards
  • Attendees enjoy lunch overlooking Gargiulo's Vineyards
  • Speaker and former UC Davis Professor Carole Meredith enjoys a moment with Winery owner Shannon Staglin
  • A vibrant selection of wines is offered for tasting at the closing Gala Dinner
  • Laura Catena and her winemaking team presented a technical session and tasting of barrel samples and their Cabernet Sauvignon varietal wines from Argentina
  • A tasting of Australian Cabernets is organized for attendees at Opus One Winery. Winemakers Sue Hodder and Vanya Cullen spoke about their wines.
  • Roger Boulton, Professor and Chemical Engineer, University of California at Davis with Opus One CEO David Pearson
  • Far Niente President Larry Maguire discusses his thoughts during a presentation with Naoko Dalla Valle, owner of Dalla Valle Vineyards
  • Phil Coturri, Oakville Ranch, David DeSante, DeSante Wines, David Pernet, Sovivins and Sabrina Pernet, Chateau Palmer enjoy lunch at Staglin Family Vineyards
  • A beautiful Rutherford lunch at Staglin Family Vineyards.
  • Laura Catena of Catena Zapata in Argentina, shares a moment with Carlos Falcó y Fernandez de Cordova of Pagos de Familia Marques de Griñon in Spain
  • A tasting of Stag's Leap AVA wines at Pine Ridge Vineyards
  • Ornellaia winemaker Axel Heinz takes notes during a technical session at the Culinary Institute of America
  • Glenn Salva of Antica Napa Valley, Chris Howell of Cain Vineyards, and Steve Griessel of Betz Family Winery enjoy a technical session presented by Thomas Duroux of Chateau Palmer.


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