Celebrating 35 years with the Viticulture & Enology Research Center at California State University Fresno, American Vineyard Magazine is once again pleased to sponsor Fresno State Grape Day, hosted virtually for the first time ever by the Department of Viticulture & Enology team at Fresno State. Grape Day will be held virtually on August 4th, featuring a new staff of bright minds at the Viticulture & Enology Research Center. Grape growers, vineyard managers, wine makers, and grape industry stakeholders around the nation are all invited to attend this year’s Grape Day.
Held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and moderated by Dr. Stephan Sommer (the new Director of the Viticulture & Enology Research Center), Grape Day will kick off with a presentation by by graduate student Khushwinder Singh and Dr. Luca Brillante, Bronco Wine Co. Viticulture Chair & Assistant Professor of Viticulture at Fresno State. They will be presenting on Vineyard Soil Reclamation by Different Forms & Doses of CaSO4 Amendments in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Dr. Rachel Naegele, Research Horticulturist at USDA, will provide a USDA-ARS update on Breeding Novelty & Resistant Table Grapes. Dr. Kristy Sun, Assistant Professory of Enology at Fresno State will deliver her presentation on the Impact of Deficit Irrigation & Mechanical Leafing on Yield & Berry/Wine Composition of San Joaquin Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Dr. Stephan Sommer will lead a presentation on the Use of Polysaccharides in Wine Production.
In addition to a brief video presentation to showcase the Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Research Center’s unique research and academic programs/facilities, Grape Day will conclude with a Demonstration of Biopotentials as a New Tool to Evaluate Sensory Stimulation Evoked by Wine Aroma. This presentation will feature Assistant Professor of Enology at Fresno State Dr. Miguel Pedroza, as well as graduate students Robert Herrell and Kori Munk.
With an exciting lineup of great speakers and informative presentations, this is a Grape Day not to be missed, and can be viewed anywhere in the world this year! Register for the Zoom Virtual Grape Day for FREE HERE.