2016 Organic Winegrowing Conference

Thursday, 21 July 2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

7059 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, 94599, United States

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Thursday, 21 July 2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

Grgich Hills Estate Yountville Victorian, 7059 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, 94599, United States.

2016 Organic Winegrowing Conference


Conference Agenda


Registration, Organic Exhibitor Showcase, Coffee & Pastries



Keynote Address
Climate Policy Trends & Opportunities for the Wine Industry
Renata Brillinger, Executive Director, California Climate & Agriculture Network



Shuttles Depart for Vineyard Tours


9:30am - 2:15pm

Vineyard Tours

Site A:  Matthiasson Vineyard

Muddling Through Organic Farming
Steve Matthiasson, Owner, Matthiasson Vineyard
Robin Gerber, Co-Owner & Manager, Spotlight Brands 

Site B: Grgich Hills Yountville Vineyard
Benefits of Farming Organically for the Longevity of the Vineyard and Coexistence with Viruses

Ivo Jeramaz, Director of Vineyards, Grgich Hills

Site C: Rudd Oakvile Estate
Transitioning to Organic in Existing & New Vineyards
Macy Stubstad, Vineyard Manager, Rudd Oakville Estate
Frederick Ammons, Winemaker, Rudd Oakville Estate



Wrap Up Discussion



Wine Reception


4pm Event Concludes

Napa Valley Grapegrowers


The Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a community of wine industry leaders committed to working together to advance the heritage and reputation of the Napa Valley appellation. Representing the majority of planted vineyard land in Napa County, the NVG is passionate about helping growers produce quality grapes in a sustainable fashion that enhance their value and preserve Napa’s long history of world-class winegrapes. As a steward of the land and a resource to its members, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers provides educational seminars, events and services that assist growers in addressing the issues they face, while preserving Napa Valley’s unique grapegrowing heritage for the members of tomorrow. The NVG represents over 690 Napa County grapegrowers, vineyard owners and associate businesses.

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