On November 7, 2022, we will be honoring the academic career of Roger Boulton, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Viticulture and Enology and Chemical Engineering, who retired in June 2019. The seminar honoring Professor Boulton will take place at the UC Davis Conference Center, from 9 am-5 pm. The theme for the day is “The winery of the Future”. Speakers will include former students, academic colleagues, and industry colleagues.
UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616
Welcome and Introduction
David E. Block, Chair and Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Davis
Moderator: Anita Oberholster, Vice-Chair and Professor of Cooperative Extension, Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
The Case for Harvesting at 24 Brix and Observations of a Heat Dome versus Heat Waves on Cabernet Sauvignon 2022
Scott McLeod, Co-Founder, Wine XRay
Sensors and Wireless Networks in the Winery
Andre Knoesen, Chair and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
Monitoring and Modeling of Wine Fermentations at Scale
Robert Coleman, Technical Winemaker, Treasury Wine Estates
The role of “place” in wine identity: case study of Malbec wines; Argentina vs California
Hildegarde Heymann, Distinguished Professor in Sensory Science, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
The role of redox potential in winemaking decisions
Ron Runnebaum, Associate Professor, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
Planning for the winery of the future
David Block, Professor, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.
Winemaker panel: Addressing present and future sustainability challenges with respect to grapegrowing and winemaking
- Torey Arvik, Director of Applied Research, Jackson Family Wines
- David Graves, Founder, Saintsbury Winery
- Michael Silacci, Winemaker, Opus One
- Nate Weis, VP, Winegrowing, Silver Oak and Twomey
Beyond wine: the science of distilled spirits
Tom Collins, Assistant Professor in Horticulture (Viticulture and Enology), Washington State University
Highlights: past and future projects
Roger Boulton, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Chemical Engineering and Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
Anita Oberholster, Vice-Chair and Professor of Cooperative Extension, Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis
Early Registration (until October 17): $175
Regular Registration (October 18-October 31): $200
Late & Onsite Registration (November 1 onwards): $225
Livestream Registration (closes Sunday, November 6th, at 6 pm): $200
(The livestream registration fee covers the expenses associated with hiring the livestream technology and operators.)
In-person registration sold out on Monday, October 31st. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for in-person registration, please contact Caroline Firman. Otherwise, livestream registration is open until Sunday, November 6th at 6 pm.
If you need a hotel room, you can reserve one at the Hyatt Place Davis for $189/night before taxes and fees. This rate includes parking and breakfast.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
- Face masks are encouraged for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.
- Non-vaccinated individuals are required to wear face coverings indoors and outdoors in crowded spaces.
For more information about current campus policies for visitors, please visit: https://campusready.ucdavis.edu/visitors
Guidelines are subject to change at any time as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We will be sure to communicate any changes as they occur.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & SUBSTITUTIONS
- If you can no longer attend, you may substitute your registration for another attendee at any time.
- If you need to cancel your registration, you may do so for any reason before October 31st for a 75% refund less the registration system's processing fees, which are non-refundable.
- No refunds will be made after October 31st.
- If you need to cancel please email email@example.com.