2015 Recent Advances in Viticulture & Enology May 14, 2015 UC Conference Center

8:00‐9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration

Session 1: Linda Bisson – Moderator, Professor and Geneticist, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

9:00‐9:05 Welcome and Introductions – Anita OberholsterCooperative Extension Specialist in Enology, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

9:05‐9:15 Department Update – David BlockDepartment Chair and Professor, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

9:15‐9:35 Creating a Path for More Sustainable Winemaking ‐ Ron RunnebaumAssistant Professor, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

9:50‐10:25 Breeding Drought, Salt and Nematode‐resistant Rootstocks – Andrew Walker,

Professor, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

10:25–10:40 BREAK

10:40‐11:15 The Impact of Microbial Dynamics on Fermentation Progression ‐ Linda Bisson

Session 2: Anita Oberholster – Moderator

11:15‐11:50 Effects of Pre‐ and Post‐harvest Practices on the Replenishment of the Nitrogen Reserve Pool in the Permanent Structures of Grapevines ‐ Larry WilliamsProfessor, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

11:50‐12:30 Poster Highlights – Individual Researcher Flash Talks

12:30–1:30 LUNCH and POSTER SESSION

Session 3: Karen Block – Moderator, Industry Relations Manager, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

1:30‐2:05 Impact of Mechanical Harvesting and Optical Berry Sorting on Grape and Wine Quality

Anita Oberholster

2:05‐2:40 Sensory and Chemical Effects of Three Cap Management Techniques as Compared to Post‐fermentation Maceration in Merlot Wines ‐ Scott FrostPhD Candidate, Heymann Sensory Laboratory, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

2:40‐3:15 Measurement of the Indoor Environment and Microbiome of a Winery ‐ Roger BoultonProfessor, Dept of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

3:15‐3:25 Concluding Remarks – Anita Oberholster