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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
14 Feb 2007

Mar 14 - See this report on the proceedings in Wines and Vines.

Hang time is a hot topic in the Napa Valley, as we have discussed here before. The Napa Valley Grapegrowers are holding another seminar on the topic entitled "The Future of Napa Valley: Beyond Hang Time" on Thursday, March 8 from 8 am  (Napa farmers get up early) until 12.30 pm at Copia in Napa. They say:


"With all of today's discussions about climate change and wine grape maturity, how can grape growers and vintners work together to maintain Napa Valley's reputation as one of the world's leading viticultural regions?"


Topics include:


What Makes Napa Valley So Special

Deborah L Elliott-Fisk, University of California, Davis


What is Happening to Napa's Weather?

Rick Snyder, University of California, Davis


Results of the 2006 Napa Valley Hang Time Study

Ed Weber, University of California Cooperative Extension


Pursuing Ripeness and Flavour in Wines

Andy Walker, University of California, Davis

Larry Brooks, consulting winemaker

Michael Silacci, Opus One

Bob Wample, California State University, Fresno


Vineyard Strategies for Achieving Ripeness and Flavour

Jon Ruel, Trefethen Vineyards

Sam Turner, Vista Vineyard Management

Steve Matthiasson, Premiere Viticultural Services

Pete Richmond, Silverado Farming Company


Member Admission: $75

Non-Member Admission: $115


To register call the NVG office at (707) 944-8311.