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Michel Rolland

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Antonio Galloni

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VINTAGE REPORT

Connecting Terroir and Innovation

CONFÉRENCE DU MILLÉSIME
Bordeaux 2016

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Bordeaux
Pour la 6ème année, la Conférence du Millésime se tiendra pour la première fois à la célèbre Cité du Vin de Bordeaux. Le millésime 2016 caractérisé par un début de saison frais et très pluvieux et une fin d’été sèche et chaude suscite bien des interrogations.
  • Quel est l’impact d’une telle disparité climatique sur la qualité de la récolte 2016 ?
Des intervenants de toute la France tenteront de répondre au mieux à cette question en l’illustrant d’exemples concrets tels que l’enherbement, l’effeuillage, le déficit hydrique et ses conséquences sur la maturité phénolique.
Cette conférence est donc un moment unique qui vous donnera la chance d’échanger et de discuter des caractéristiques clés de la saison passée en compagnie d’experts, de vignerons et d’œnologues.

VINTAGEREPORT
Napa 2016

Napa
In its 7th year, the Vintage Report will once again come to the Napa Valley. The conference will bring the most innovative and scientific minds together to discuss the most recent vintage. With local plant data being the focus of the discussion, the Vintage Report aims to dissect and explain the previous harvest. Presentations on climatic and physiological data throughout the day will be facilitated by discussions among this incredible community of vineyard managers, winemakers, and scientists. Throughout this conference we create a unique experience by showcasing the incredible innovations and scientific discoveries in the fields of viticulture and enology.

VINTAGEREPORT
Paso Robles 2016

Paso Robles
Returning for the third year in a row to the Central Coast, the Vintage Report will host leading winemakers, vineyard managers and top scientists from the region. How can one grow the highest quality fruit while preserving precious resources in a region affected by intense heat waves and water scarcity? What physiological links exist between climate, plant condition and fruit quality? These topics will fill the discussion panels during this year’s Vintage Report. Expect prominent scientist to broadened perspectives by presenting the latest research findings as they applied to the previous year’s vintage.

CONFÉRENCE DU MILLÉSIME
Narbonne 2016

Narbonne
Pour la 5ème année, la Conférence du Millésime se tiendra à Narbonne et réunira scientifiques et professionnels parmi les plus innovants de l'industrie afin d'échanger sur le dernier millésime.
Le millésime 2016 se distingue par des pluies inégalement reparties dans le Languedoc Roussillon et des températures atypique enregistrées tous au long de la saison. Ceci soulève plusieurs questions :
  • Quelles ont été les mises en réserve dans les sarments au cours de l'hiver 2016 ?
  • Quel est l'impact d'une longue période de sécheresse accompagnée de vagues de chaleurs sur la physiologie de la vigne et la qualité œnologique des raisins ?
La Conférence du Millésime 2016 vous donnera la chance d’échanger et de discuter des caractéristiques clés de la saison passée en compagnie d’experts, de vignerons et d’œnologues.

The Vintage Report stems from the need to encourage sustainable and efficient vineyard practices. We believe education will lead the way to inspiring new ideas and fostering better practices in the wine industry.

The Vintage Report provides a forum for industry leaders to dive into cutting-edge research and enhanced viticultural techniques to improve the practice of winemaking.

The event combines cutting-edge scientific results with empirical vineyard practice.

During the event vintners have the opportunity to reflect on the previous vintage, discuss major trends of the season and learn from others within the industry.

The Vintage Report has become a must-attend event for the most influential wineries in Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Narbonne and Paso Robles.

As the Vintage Report is dedicated to providing a dialogue for a higher level of innovation in the wine industry, many of the conference’ attendees are dedicated to adopting new technologies.

By sponsoring an individual event or a combination of conferences, your company or institution will gain the opportunity to connect with the industry's leading decision-makers. Furthermore, event sponsors gain exposure to all attendees through the event’s marketing and communications initiatives, and have the opportunity to attend the event. Contact us for more information.

Ask the winemakers

Summary of the Vintage Report Napa 2015
Vintage Report Napa 2012 - Antonio Galloni
Vintage Report Napa 2013 - Cameron Vawter
Vintage Report Napa 2011 - Michel Rolland
Vintage Report Napa 2014 - Christian Moueix
Conférence du Millésime Bordeaux 2014 - Stéphane de Renoncourt
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Latest news

Vintage Report Innovation Award highlights need for new irrigation techniques

Partnering with Fruition Sciences, the annual award encourages innovators to develop new cultivation methods using limited resources, most notably water.

Gallo/IBM receive 2014 Vintage Report Innovation Award

The winner of the award was a prototype irrigation system developed by the collaboration of E. & J. Gallo and the IBM Corp. It takes the concept of the Internet of Things and demonstrates how it can affect vineyard yield where soil conditions are variable.

2014 Vintage Report Innovation Award goes to irrigation project by E&J Gallo and IBM

While the original intent of this project may have been to decrease vineyard variability, it had the beneficial side-effect of decreasing water usage.

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