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Seventh Annual Petite Sirah Noble Symposium ~ Agenda

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WHERE: Concannon Vineyard, 4596 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA

EVENT SCHEDULE ~ AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. ~ Registration

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. ~ Welcome ~ Jim Concannon & John Concannon, Concannon Vineyard

8:40 – 8:50 a.m ~ Individual Introductions: Including Natalie Alvanez, Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

8:50 – 9:10 a.m. ~  SESSION I ~ HERITAGE CLONE VINEYARD ~ UPDATE
Patty Bogle, Bogle Vineyards, Mike Anderson and Dr. James Wolpert, University of California at Davis

9:10 – 9:30 a.m. ~ SESSION II ~ MARKETING: Sommelier Ellen Landis, Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn
Petite Sirah… Great food and wine pairing recommendations

9:30 – 9:50 a.m. ~ SESSION III ~ MARKETING: Christian Miller, Full Glass Research
Statistical growth of Petite Sirah and where it seems to be headed

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. ~ SESSION IV ~ ENOLOGY, PART I: Julian Halasz and John Clark, Concannon Vineyard
Tannin Control: sharing protocols being used to achieve more ‘forgiving’ tannins

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. ~ SESSION V ~  ENOLOGY, PART II: Chris Smith, Bogle Vineyards
Port and Port-style wine making using PS

11:00 – 11:20 a.m. ~ SESSION VI~  VITICULTURE, PART I: David Gates, Ridge Vineyards
Hang time, clonal selections, vine age

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. ~ SESSION VII ~ VITICULTURE, PART II : John Monnich, Silkwood Wines
Tight cluster reduction: help eliminate bunch rot by increasing air around berries

11:40 – 12:00 p.m. ~ SESSION VIII:  VITICULTURE, PART III:  Bill Pease, Madrigal Vineyards: Bob Biale, Robert Biale
Excellent regeneration of root systems with old PS vineyards

BEST OF THE PETS TASTING ~ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Jim and John Concannon

Hosts from Concannon Vineyard

ANNUAL LUNCH ~ 1:00 ~ 2:00 p.m.

MEDIA TASTING ~ 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m.

PS I Love You would like to thank our sponsor Concannon Vineyard, for making the 7th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium possible.