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Italian Variety Tours with Vittorino Novello


Wednesday Aug 3rd 2016



Professor Vittorino Novello, University of Turin, Italy, is a special guest speaker during a week-long visit to the Sierra foothills August 1-4. His visit is being co-sponsored by UCCE Farm Advisor Lynn Wunderlich, the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association, the Amador Winegrowers Association, the El Dorado Winery Association and the Amador Vintners Association, for the purpose of a cross-cultural exchange on the opportunities and challenges of growing Italian winegrape varieties to produce premium wines in the California foothills.
Novello is a distinguished Professor of Viticulture and a recognized expert on the attributes of many Italian varieties. He is current President of the Master's program in "Viticulture and Enological Sciences" at the University of Turin and a member of the European Consortium EMaVE (European Master of Viticulture and Enology).

Novello is also current President of the International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) working group "Management and Innovation of Viticulture Techniques." His main research topics are viticultural techniques, grapevine physiology, grapevine propagation, table grape cultivation and table grape production under plastic covering. He is author or co-author of 191 scientific publications.

Vineyard tours will be held August 2nd & 3rd are open to members of the sponsoring organizations only, due to limited space.

See the El Dorado and Amador tour line ups here:



Lynn Wunderlich