The Role of Viticulture in the Evolution of Napa Valley Wines

The Role of Viticulture in the Evolution of Napa Valley Wines

Event Info:

  • Thurday, November 17
  • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • Advanced Knowledge
  • Trade Only

Session Description

There has been much said about the roles of critics and winemakers in the changes in Napa Valley Wines over the last four decades. As all truly great wines reflect their origins in the vineyard, the evolution of Napa Valley winemaking can also be understood by examining changes in vineyard practices. Did you know that the choice of vineyard trellis system can affect the alcohol content of the resulting wine? How has clonal choice changed over the years? What about the role of deficit irrigation? Pulling this all together, how do we "farm for flavors"? Find out the answers to these and other questions as we explore Napa Valley wines through the lens of viticulture with an engaging panel and tasting.

Open to Members of the Trade Only

Presenter

Jon Ruel
Jon Ruel
Chief Executive Officer, Trefethen Family Vineyards

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