Last updated on March 3, 2014

Date: Friday, June 27, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 5:15 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX

Organizing Committee:
Sara Spayd (Chair), North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Ed Hellmann,
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Andy Walker, University of California, Davis

Speakers representing regions with cold, warm, and hot climates throughout the U.S will address environmental challenges from the vineyard to the winery. Conditions contributing to challenging environments will be introduced. The program’s focus will be on some of the viticultural and enological issues arising from environmental challenges. Topics include vineyard management to make the best of a challenging situation, improving must and wine quality in the winery (eg. green flavors, phenols, acid-pH balance) and variety development for these climates (fruit/wine quality and cold hardiness) including for Pierce’s disease.

Winemaking for Challenging Environments Symposium

Morning Session
Welcome and Overview
8:00 am – 8:10 am Jim Kennedy, CSU Fresno, ASEV President
Introduction: Premise for Challenging Environments
8:10 am – 8:30 am Sara Spayd, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Dealing with Environmental Challenges in the Vineyard: Delivering the Best Product to the Winemaker
8:30 am – 9:15 am Ed Hellman, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Must and Wine Adjustments/Juice Conditioning
9:15 am – 10:00 am Speaker pending
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
Origin of Green Flavors in Wine and Their Management
10:15 am – 11:00 am Justin Scheiner, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Tech University, College Station
Managing Acidity and pH in Wine
11:00 am – 11:45 am Roger Boulton, University of California, Davis
11:45 am – Noon Open Question Session for Morning Speakers
Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch on own
Afternoon Session
Malolactic Fermentation under Low pH Conditions
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Thomas Henick-Kling, WA State University, Richland
Color and Phenolic Issues
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Anna Katharine Mansfield, Cornell University, New York
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
From Elmer Swenson to Chardonel
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Peter Hemstad, University of Minnesota
New Possibilities: Hope for Pierce’s Disease Regions?
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Andy Walker, University of California, Davis
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm Panel Discussion