Int'l Alsace Varietals Festival Educational Session TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Come listen to and interact with winemakers from around the globe as they discuss winemaking and grape growing specifically for Alsace varietals. Light Breakfast will be served.
8:30am Welcome – AVWA President
8:35am Introduction and Moderator – Glenn McGourty, M.S. Farm Advisor UC Cooperative Extension, Mendocino County
8:45am Botrytis in the Vineyard
Speaker: Doug Gubler, Professor of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
A discussion about Botrytis bunch rot, its pathogen biology, disease epidemiology, and control. Followed by Q & A
9:45am A "Gastro Tour" of Alsace presented by Mike Ramsey, Teaching Laboratory Manager,Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
A personal view of Alsace. Mike will discuss his passion and discoveries while on a walking tour of Alsace and its wineries.
10:45am 30 years of Riesling - a retrospective tasting and discussion with Allan Green of Greenwood Ridge in Anderson Valley
12:15 Food/Wine Demonstration
Speaker: Evan Goldstein, MS, author of "Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier's Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food" and Chef Joyce Goldstein, author and winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.
An educational and entertaining demonstration to highlight why food styles pair beautifully with the featured wines. They will share food and
wine pairing tips, and the audience will sample creations at the Grand Tasting– a great way to learn more about the versatility of Alsace style whites!
Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds at 14400 Highway 128 in Boonville.
Light breakfast is included.