November 14, 2018: Summary of the Fall SCMWA Grower Meeting

The 2018 Fall Meeting provided a venue for our local winegrower community to compare notes on the recent 2018 harvest and subsequent winemaking decisions. Featured speaker was Dr. Peter Salmone founder of the newly formed Applied Research Innovation Collective. Dr. Salmone presented the mission of the Collective as a collaborative research based platform to investigate relevant viticulture and enological inquiry without industry bias. He brought new information on how and when smoke taint influences wine and on specific fruit processing options post harvest and their effect on wine style and longevity. Participants were encouraged to bring wine from the 2012 vintage as this was deemed most similar to the current 2018 year.

SCMWA offers a big thank you to Jim Cargill and House Family Vineyards for hosting.