PREPARING FOR THE FESTIVAL:
The Technical Conference is upstairs on the second floor of Bosch Lodge.
There is no dress code for any of the events per se, except clean, casual, comfortable attire.
FORECAST: Sunny with a 100% chance of wine. High 69' / Low 48' F
CLOTHING: Bring layers, it will be cool at night, mornings, and in the shade.
SHOES: We are not recommending anything in particular, just feel great and able to walk on a dirt road and in the grass in the shoes you'll be wearing!
The Grand Tasting will be held on the grass, in 4 tents in two meadows with the auction and music in the middle, so walking in shoes that don't sink into the grass will be helpful (Ladies think cowgirl boots, not heels).
The Winemaker Dinner is upstairs from the Grand Tasting on the second floor of Bosch Lodge. We imagine people will wear similar as what they have in the past.
PARKING: When you turn to enter from Hwy 128, set your odometer for 1 mile, Parking Lot 2 is ticket-holder/everyone parking and it's a short 5-minute walk to the Festival Check-in from there.
*** If you are a Speaker and have boxes/items to unload for the Conference, please unload at the Corral, then park in PARKING 2, and return for the Conference.
We recommend bringing a collapsible roll cart with you for smaller take-away items. ***
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:30am-4:45pm (Check-in is at 9:15am sharp)
Attend a full day of technical seminars about winegrowing and winemaking at Camp Navarro's Bosch Hall.
Interact with grape growers and winemakers, plus members of the media, while exploring the intricacies of Pinot Noir produced in Anderson Valley.
A light breakfast & full lunch is included.
So much to explore, we decided to start a little earlier than 10. Please arrive at 9:15am to check-in, program will begin at 9:30am. Lunch is provided.
Technical Conference Schedule 2018
9:15- 9:30- Check-In
9:30- 9:35- Welcome: Michael Green, AVWA President
9:35- 9:45- The State of Pinot Noir: Glenn McGourty, Mendocino County Viticulture and plant science advisor UC Davis
9:45- 10:30- Navarro River Watershed Report: Monty Schmitt, The Nature Conservancy; and Linda MacElwee, Navarro River Resource Center
10:30- 11:30- Marketing & Branding a Vineyard: Moderated by Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Panelists: Norman Kobler, Ferrington Vineyard; Joe Webb, Charles Vineyard; Brooks Painter, Morning Dew Ranch; Jason Drew, Valenti Vineyard; and Ryan Hodgins, Savoy Vineyard
11:40- 12:25- Vineyard Focus and Tasting of Roma's Vineyard: Dean & Suzi Carrell of Romas Vineyard; Toby Hill of Phillips Hill Winery; Josh Chandler of Hillend Winery, and Phil Jones and David Bailey of Maryetta Wines
12:25-12:30- Lehmann Glass, Sponsor Presentation
1:30- 2:30- Discussion and Tasting from the Winemakers' Workshop: Alex Crangle, Balo Vineyards
2:30- 3:00- Microbiome in the Vineyard & Cellar: Francisco De Frutos and Adrin Ferrero, Biome Makers
3:00- 3:10- Break
3:10-3:15- G3|DIAM, Sponsor Presentation
3:15- 4:00- Vineyard Focus and Tasting of Bearwallow Vineyard: Jeff Brinkman of Rhys Vineyards, Paul Gordon of Halcon Vineyards, and a Rivers-Marie wine
4:00- 4:45- Red Blotch Vine & Tree Replacement Program: Katie Delbar, Farm Service Agency; and Julian Clymer, Sunridge Nurseries
Remember to get your tickets for the FRIDAY CASUAL BBQ at HUSCH VINEYARDS happening just up the road after the Conference at 5:30pm.
$60 EARLY BIRD TICKETS available for purchase here: https://www.squadup.com/events/21st-annual-av-pinot-noir-fest-friday-casual-bbq-at-husch
Be sure to purchase your ticket(s) early, they sell out quickly!
Camp Navarro is located at:
901 Masonite Industrial Rd, Navarro, CA 95463
(17 miles west of the town of Boonville)
Husch Vineyards is located at:
4400 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466
(just 6.7 miles east of Camp Navarro)
CAMP NAVARRO ON-SITE LODGING
For photos, information, and to book on-site lodging at Camp Navarro: https://www.campnavarropresents.com/anderson-valley-pinot-festival#pinot-fest-accommodations
Must be a ticket holder to book.
You will receive same link in your festival ticket confirmation email (check PROMOTIONS, or SPAM folder if you do not see it in your INBOX).
Tickets are non-refundable.
No children and no pets please.
Thank you to our generous sponsors~
Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association
www.avwines.com firstname.lastname@example.org #AVPNF