UC Davis Outreach Event(Grower)

J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center

Karen Block

UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology
Outreach Event

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
J.Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center
Wine and cheese reception to follow from 3-4 pm

  • Meet new Department Chair, Dave Block
  • Meet new Extension Specialist in Enology, Anita Oberholster
  • Other featured speakers are: Linda Bisson and Andy Walker

Topics to be presented: 

  • Influence of winemaking practices on wine composition and quality: research past, present, and future
  • Examining the effect of sterile membrane and pad filtration on the sensory and chemical properties of wine
  • Yeast cell membrane composition and its effect on ethanol tolerance and problem wine fermentations
  • Overview of off character formation
  • Impact of Brettanomyces on wine flavor
  • Breeding rootstocks for salt and drought tolerance
  • A checklist/discussion of how to replant vineyards

There are a limited number of seats. Please RSVP by April 4th to Karen Block at: klblock@ucdavis.edu

If you would like, you can bring a bottle of your wine to share...