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Napa 2016

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.

Tim MondaviTim Mondavi's introduction

Growing and maintaining vineyard performance at the highest standards of quality require a profound respect for nature combined with skillful observations and precise monitoring techniques. Tracking fruit and plant developmental stages year after year is a very natural thing to do for any winegrower willing to reveal what makes a vineyard site unique. Today, new information sources combined with scientific progress offer an unprecedented opportunity to deepen such understanding.

By focusing on plant-based measurements, we gain genuine insight into what gives each vintage and each region its distinctive character. By analyzing the footprint of the vineyard’s seasonal response, we are able to refine our appreciation of fruit composition resulting from plant, soil, and climate conditions. As this new knowledge becomes available, our practices and ability to make better wines also improve. Ultimately, adopting a year-round, plant-based approach is the only way to uncover, at least partly, how exceptional vineyards lead to exceptional wines. The benefits of this holistic approach will enhance our ability to anticipate trends in vineyard performance throughout contrasting vintages. For these reasons, the Vintage Report is truly a one of a kind opportunity for our industry.

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