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Laffort USA Announces Spring ‘Rendezvous’ Seminar Series


LaffortSt. Helena, CA: Laffort USA, leading supplier of innovative winemaking ingredients, announces the annual spring Rendezvous seminar series from April 24, 2016 through May 12, 2016 throughout the West Coast wine regions in California, Oregon and Washington, as well as online via webinar.  Dr. Joana Coulon, head of Laffort Research and Development in Microbiology, and Dr. Peter Salamone, Laffort USA Technical Manager, will be among other informative speakers.

One keynote topic is ‘Reducing SO2 in Red Winemaking’, which will highlight recent innovations in lowering addition rates for SO2 throughout the winemaking process for a more natural approach to winemaking. Original results for the Laffort USA Applied Research Cooperative (ARC) group is another keynote presentation.

The Laffort ARC is a collaborative project with up to 15 wineries working on one single trial with an identically defined protocol.  At the end of harvest, multiple replicates are produced across many lot sizes, varieties, and regions.  Shaun Richardson, General Manager of Laffort USA, states of the trials that; “The ARC project is the ideal scenario to find real-world solutions to winemaking issues across numerous wineries in the short space of one harvest”.

Limited seats available, register today at http://tinyurl.com/LaffortSeminars

About Laffort USA

Laffort is a fourth generation family owned business founded in 1895 with a history in research and discovery in enology dating back to Pasteur’s seminal works. The Laffort group is proud to dedicate one of the largest budgets among private enological companies to Research and Development in the wine industry. As a result of these efforts, Laffort holds many patents and regularly launches innovative products and processes for the wine industry. Laffort holds HACCP and ISO certifications and Laffort USA is the first winemaking product supplier in the U.S. to achieve Green Business Certification.



  1. Hi Melanie ! we are definitely working on expanding to the east coast, but in the meantime, we are putting together webinars that should take place in July that would be ideal for our East Coast clients! Contact us at [email protected] and we will be sure to send you the details when they are available.


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