ROOTSTOCK 2016 will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Napa Expo. The only event of its kind focused on connecting vineyard practices to wine quality, ROOTSTOCK provides educational opportunities for everyone in the wine industry by presenting high-level, provocative seminars, exhibits, outdoor demonstrations, vineyard & wine trials and more.
Timed just as the 2016 harvest finishes and the industry begins to look towards the future, ROOTSTOCK gives the industry a chance to connect with friends and colleagues, network with new vendors and suppliers, gain access to the latest products and services, and raise a glass to the 2016 vintage.
Presented by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), 2016 highlights include:
· Key Note Seminars focusing on:
o Relationship between crop load and wine quality
o Results from 5-year crop yield research project from Pinot Noir Vineyards of Oregon’s Willamette Valley
o Research conducted in Israel examining the challenges associated with warm-climate viticulture and how to improve yield, wine quality, and ultimately reduce water use
All sessions will include comparative wine tastings.
· The highly anticipated Technology Tent and Concept Bar (presented in English and Spanish) featuring some of the newest, most innovative and progressive ideas and technologies in viticulture and enology today
· Vineyard and Wine Trials exploring new ways in which vineyard and winery adjustments can be made to improve and maintain overall wine quality
· Exhibition Seminars highlighting viticultural best practices from low smoke agriculture burning to designing a farm plan, and more
· Wine Sensory Stations (presented in English and Spanish)
· Outdoor Showcase providing live equipment demonstrations and presentations to help advance vineyard operations
Sessions will be presented by industry experts synonymous with top quality grape growing and winemaking from around the world including: Dr. Anita Oberholster (UC Davis), Dr. Nick Dokoozlian (E&J Gallo), Dr. Patricia Skinkis (OSU), and Dr. Monica L. Cooper (UC Viticulture Advisor, Napa County), Maayan Koschitzky (Atelier Melka), Dr. James Kennedy (Polyphenolics), among many others.
Attendees have access to an exclusive Exhibition featuring more than 100 of the industry’s highest quality viticulture and enology companies. And in conjunction with ROOTSTOCK, the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation will present its 2-day Leadership & Viticultural Best Practices Education Program in Spanish for Napa County farmworkers on November 8 and 9.
ROOTSTOCK takes place 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Exhibition Hall, Outdoor Showcase, Wine Sensory Stations, Technology Tent and Concept Bar are open throughout the day. Coffee, breakfast, and locally-produced lunch will be available to purchase. Tickets and registration available at www.rootstocknapa.com. Continuing education credits are available.
For more information about ROOTSTOCK, visit www.rootstocknapa.com.