Calendar of Events

Current Issues in Fermentation Management


Friday Jul 27th 2018


UCD Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis , CA


VERY GOOD NEWS: Dr Linda Bisson, our fermentation guru and international expert on yeast genetics, will be taking a day off her retirement to speak at our annual program on fermentation issues this year! So if you have questions for her, or just want another chance to hear her talk about her favorite subject, you can join us here on July 28. You really dont want to miss this!
9:00-9:10: Welcome: Anita Oberholster, UCCE Specialist in Enology, UC Davis
9:10-9:40: Microbial Assessment of Fruit, Must and Juice: Vidhya Ramakrishnan, Ferminkasi Inc., and Former Laboratory Manager for Dr Bisson
9:40-10:25: Stuck Fermentations and the Role of Juice Nutrients: Linda Bisson, Emerita Professor, Dept of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
10:25-10:40: Break
10:40-11:10: How to Manage a Winery Laboratory and What to Measure: Paul Huckaba, Analytical Laboratory Manager, Bronco Wine Company
11:10-11:40: Best Fermentation Management Practices: Anita Oberholster
11:40-12:10: Best Practices for Cleaning and Sanitization in the Winery: Cory Marx, PhD student, Food Science and Technology, UC Davis
12:10-1:00: LUNCH
1:00-1:30: The Formation of Off-Characters in Wine: Anita Oberholster
1:30-2:00: Strategies to Manage Off-Characters: Linda Bisson
2:00-2:15: Break
2:15-3:15: Winemaker Panel - Discussion of Problem Fermentations from Vineyard to Winery: Signe Zoller, Consultant, Zoller Winestyling; Greg LaFollette, Winemaker/Owner Alquimista Cellars; Maria Torres Forno, Jackson Family Wines
3:15-3:20 Final comments



Dept of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis