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Breaking Down a Near Perfect Vintage: The 2018 Sonoma Vintage Report


The event will gather vintners and scientists for a technical review of the stunning growing conditions from last year’s vintage and discuss techniques for growing terroir-driven wines.

March 18, 2019 (Santa Rosa, CA) – Fruition Sciences will host the 2018 Sonoma Vintage Report in Santa Rosa, California on March 22, 2019. The conference invites technical speakers to discuss plant physiological and climatic conditions during the 2018 vintage in Sonoma County.  This symposium will review new approaches to winegrowing from around the world and explore innovative techniques to grow terroir-driven wines.

“2018 was a unique vintage that may not be so common in the future.  In previous years, we have seen a shorter growing season contributing to a decoupling of sugar and color accumulation as well as earlier maturation.  This was not the case in 2018” noted Thibaut Scholasch, the Director of Content for the Vintage Report.  Throughout 2018, Scholasch and his team collected and analyzed data from vineyards across Sonoma County.  The results of this research will be on display during the March 22 event.

In addition to the vintage analysis, the symposium will include an in-depth review of climate patterns in 2018 and feature a summary of phenolic and sugar loading trends observed throughout the growing season.  Special to this year, representatives from Simonit & Sirch will be on hand to present new methods in pruning and preserving trunk health.

“This is always a very exciting event where data collected from 2018 will be showcased in an analytical and constructive way,” says consultant Daniel Baron.  “I think the Vintage Report is valuable because grape growers and winemakers come away with a powerful summary of the previous vintage and a view of the tools available to maximize the quality of their products.”

The 2018 Sonoma Vintage Report will take place on Friday, March 22 at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club in Santa Rosa.  Winemakers, grapegrowers, vineyard and winery staff are encouraged to attend.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit – https://www.vintagereport.com/en/sonoma-2018

About The Vintage Report www.vintagereport.com/en

Since 2010, the Vintage Report has brought together scientists, winemakers and industry leaders from all over the world to discuss the previous year’s harvest in light of the most recent scientific findings.  This is a constructive event that interacts with attendees by asking the question: How can the lessons of the previous harvest be utilized to enhance vineyard practices and improve wine quality?  The Vintage Report creates a platform to foster technical discussions as well as a deep dive into the wine industry’s most innovative vineyard solutions.  As a global thought leadership symposium, the Vintage Report holds yearly conferences in Napa, Paso Robles, Sonoma, Oregon, Walla Walla, Santiago (Chile), Mendoza, Bordeaux, Provence, and Burgundy.

About Fruition Scienceswww.fruitionsciences.com

Fruition Sciences specializes in the adoption of agricultural technologies with applications in modern viticulture.  While respecting tradition, Fruition Sciences provides winegrowers with a highly integrated, terroir and vintage specific web application known as 360viti.  Fruition’s plant-based solutions enable winegrowers to save time and improve both quality and yield, while implementing innovative techniques that adapt to climate change.  Founded in 2008 by Sebastien Payen and Thibaut Scholasch in Oakland, California, the company has since expanded efforts globally and has offices in Napa, Bordeaux and Montpellier, France.  In addition to this, Fruition Sciences has a presence in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina, China, Australia and Israel.



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