Over 300 participants will gather to learn and share ideas at the 14th Annual Enology and Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow held on July 15-16 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
The Conference offers an exciting mix of formal presentations and informal workshops covering a wide range of topics on practical enology and viticulture procedures. “The wine industry in British Columbia continues to grow,” said Hans Buchler, Chairman of the BC Wine Grape Council. “This conference and tradeshow provide many opportunities for grapegrowers, winemakers, experience or new to the industry to learn the newest technologies and practices.”
The agenda will allow growers, winemakers, students, and researchers to learn and share ideas with international speakers from France, the United States, as well as our very own local experts.
The Viticulture day on Monday, July 15th will see talks on assessing vineyard temperatures, grapevine virus diseases, understanding soils, vascular function of vines and presentations from our BCWGC researchers.
Simultaneously the Enology workshop schedule is once again jam-packed, with sessions on flotation for clarification, the ABC’s of filtration, turbidity testing, enzyme use, a hands-on pump repair workshop and many more. Tasting sessions featuring Rhone varieties will be offered both morning and afternoon.
On Tuesday July 16 the day kicks off with the Annual General Meeting for the BC Wine Grape Council just prior to the start of the enology plenary session. All industry members are invited to join in these proceedings.
The Enology lectures will focus on the varieties of the Rhone, with guest speaker Patrick Vuchot from Inter-Rhone, their research organization, and a winemaker from Washington specializing in Rhone varieties. Other speakers will address the self-sustainable winery, winery sanitation, and marketing BC wines. The Viticulture workshop schedule will include a vine disease clinic, a virus workshop, as well as the all speakers Q&A session.
Can’t be away to long from the vineyard? Then visit the tradeshow for only $10. It will feature over 100 exhibit booths showcasing a wide range of products related to the wine and grape industry during this two-day event. Why not stop in for a chat with the suppliers?
For more information or to register for the conference so that you don’t miss a thing!
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