SEMINARS

Each conference ticket allows you to choose one seminar to attend per time slot.

Monday, July 22nd

A.M. Seminars

GETTING DEEP
Boundary Breaks Vineyard

An exploration of water retentive vineyard sites, what makes them unique, and a tasting of the Rieslings that result from this soil.

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LIMESTONE LANE
Ravines Wine Cellars

An exploration of limestone vineyard sites, what makes them distinct, and a tasting of the Rieslings that result.

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ROCKS ON ROCKS
Red Newt Cellars

An exploration of gravel and slate vineyard sites, what makes them unique, and a tasting of the Rieslings that result from them.


P.M. Seminars

CONTACT TRACK
Forge Cellars

Vessel Contact:
An exploration of different fermentation and aging vessels on Rieslings around the world.

Lees Contact:
A tasting of how Riesling responds to lees aging and the different methods thereof.

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WINEMAKING GEEKERY
Sheldrake Point Winery

Riesling Fermentation:
Wild versus Spontaneous is tired.  This seminar will explore the real nuance of yeast and more in Riesling fermentation.

Reduction in Riesling:
House style? Flaw? Desirable?  What is the current understanding of reduction?

Tuesday, July 23rd

A.M. Seminars

COOL IS THE NEW BLACK
Heron Hill Winery

A moderated tasting of Riesling from all manner of cool climates and cool expressions, both classic and those that find their climate shifting.

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WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

Riesling may be the preeminent cool climate varietal, but it has found remarkable success in warm climates across the world.  This tasting, moderated by Stuart Pigott, will explore how hot Riesling can be.


P.M. Seminars

COMPANION GRAPES: WORLD CLASSICS
Anthony Road Wine Company

More than Riesling:
Aromatic Whites from Riesling Producers
A moderated tasting of aromatic whites from Riesling producers and how they complement the Riesling story of their region.

Riesling Goes Red:
Red Wines from Riesling Producers
A moderated tasting of classic red wines from Riesling regions around the world and how they speak to the producer’s Riesling style.

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COMPANION GRAPES: THE AVANT-GARDE
Hermann J Wiemer Vineyard

More than Riesling:
Aromatic Whites from Riesling Producers
An exploration of aromatic white wines from Riesling regions around the world and what makes them so distinct.

Riesling Goes Red:
Red Wines from Riesling Producers
A look at the range of Red grapes, from classic to obscure, that find themselves planted near Riesling around the world.