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Sunday, August 5, 2018

6:00 p.m.
Welcome reception
Hors d'oeuvres; introductions; goals and plans for the class
(Statler Hotel)

Monday, August 6, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
(Stocking Hall, Dairy Bar)
8:30 a.m.
Overview
Overview of program; grape production around the world
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
9:45 a.m.
Break
(Dairy Bar)
10:15 a.m.
Presentation
Effects of climate and soils on grapes and wine; terroir, the magical concept; vertical tasting and discussion of wines from different world regions
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
Noon
Lunch
(Stocking Hall Atrium)
1:15 p.m.
Presentation
How grapes grow; the structure and growth of the grapevine; pruning and training
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
2:00 p.m.
Field trip
Walk or bus to Cornell Vineyard; grapevine structure; hands-on vineyard work
(Cornell Orchard)
3:30 p.m.
Break
Walk or bus to Stocking Hall
(Dairy Bar)
4:00 p.m.
Presentation
Sensory evaluations/intro to aroma wheel; tasting of wines from viticultural trials
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
Evening
Free

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast on your own
8:30 a.m.
Presentation
General winemaking procedures: grapes to wine
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
9:30 a.m.
Presentation
Harvest decisions and prefermentation procedures
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
10:15 a.m.
Break
(Dairy Bar)
10:30 a.m.
Presentation
Must and wine adjustments: sugar and acid analyses and tasting
(Location TBD)
Noon
Lunch and experiencing the scent garden
(Cornell Plantations)
1:30 p.m.
Presentation
Wine microbiology and fermentation basics
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
2:30 p.m.
Presentation
Wine chemistry and flavor
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
3:15 p.m.
Break
(Dairy Bar)
3:30 p.m.
Wine flavor/aroma ID exercise
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
4:30 p.m.
Wine tasting
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
Evening
Free

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (field trip to industry)

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Box breakfast en route to Wagner Vineyards
(meet in Statler Hotel lobby)
8:45 a.m.
Field trip
Visit commercial vineyard with John Wagner, vineyard manager; observe vine training
(Wagner Vineyards)
10:30 a.m.
Travel to New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva
11:15 a.m.
Field trip
See training and pruning systems and practice vine grafting
(Experiment Station)
11:45 a.m.
Travel to Fox Run Vineyards
Noon
Lunch
(Fox Run Vineyards Barn)
1:00 p.m.
Tour
Tour of Fox Run Vineyards followed by tastings
2:15 p.m.
Travel to Wiemer Vineyard
Tasting and overview of operation
3:30 p.m.
Tour
Tour of Anthony Road Vineyard; overview of vineyard, garden, winemaking operation, and tastings
5:00 p.m.
Travel to dinner destination
(TBD)
5:30 p.m.
Reception
6:00 p.m.
Dinner
8:30 p.m.
Return to Cornell

Thursday, August 9, 2018

 
Breakfast on your own
9:30 a.m.
Presentation
The economics of vineyards and wineries with industry experts
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
10:30 a.m.
Break
(Dairy Bar)
10:45 a.m.
Panel discussion with industry experts
The business of wine
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
Noon
Lunch with panelists
(Statler Hotel, Taverna Banfi)
1:30 p.m.
Travel to Six Mile Creek Vineyard
(Van pickup in front of Statler Hotel)
1:45 p.m.
Tour winery
(Six Mile Creek Vineyard)
3:45 p.m.
Return to Cornell
4:00 p.m.
Flavor interactions exercise
(Statler Hotel, Taylor Room)
Evening
Free

Friday, August 10, 2018

 
Breakfast on your own
9:00 a.m.
Presentation
Maceration and postfermentation practices
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
10:30 a.m.
Break
(Dairy Bar)
11:00 a.m.
Tour
Teaching winery and blending trials
(Stocking Hall, Teaching Winery)
1:30 p.m.
Lunch
(Stocking Hall Atrium)
2:30 p.m.
Presentation
Wine spoilage and prevention procedures: wine spoilage odors
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
3:30 p.m.
Break
(Dairy Bar)
4:00 p.m.
Presentation
Judging wine blends
(Stocking Hall Auditorium)
6:30 p.m.
Reception
(Statler Hotel, Taylor Room)
6:45 p.m.
Dinner