Viticulture Educational Forums

Every day our growers face extreme challenges of nature, relying on experience and know-how to produce a crop that yields a profit.  This is why the Mendocino Winegrape and Wine Commission Research and Education Committee has created the Viticulture Forums especially for you.  Designed with you in mind our committee chair Glenn McGourty, along with his team of exceptional volunteers, has put together a three part series of educational seminars called Return to Terroir.


Return to Terroir- Part 1

January 21, 2011
The Soils and Geology of Mendocino County (click for the agenda)
Below you will find the key presentations:
Influence of soil factors on vine growth and quality of fruit and wine
- Jean-Jacques Lambert
Interpreting soil data for growing quality wine grapes
- Paul Anamosa
Soil map resources and USDA programs
Soils and geology of Mendocino
- Tom Schott
Mendocino soil types and characteristics

Event held at Campovida in Hopland, CA

Return to Terroir-Part 2

March 4th, 2011
The Climate of Mendocino County (click for the agenda)
Below you will find the key presentations:
Characteristics and Suitability in Mendocino County and Beyond- Greg Jones
Extreme Weather- Glenn McGourty

Hydrology and Viticulture of the Navarro River Watershed- Zac Robinson
The Hydrology of the Russian River
 - David Lewis 

located at Campovida in Hopland, CA

Return to Terroir- Part 3

Date: May 6th, 2011 held at Campovida in Hopland, CA
The People and Wine Styles of Mendocino (click for the agenda)
Part I: The Old Days of Head Pruned Vines and Jug Wine
Part II: The International Varieties Arrive
Part III: Cool Region Viticulture In Anderson Valley
Part IIII: Green Viticulture Finds Mendocino County: Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing