Wine Lectures


Vintage Report Oregon 2017

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Agricultural Science | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Climate | Fruit Science | Soil Science | Viticulture and Oenology


The inaugural Oregon Vintage Report forum was held at Linfield College on February 8, 2018. The event took a deep dive into discussions of climate and plant physiological conditions during the 2017 vintage in Oregon, as well as new approaches to winegrowing from around the world. Specific presentations in this video include:

  • Introductory Remarks: Welcome delivered by Mark Anderson.
  • Keynote Presentation: Address delivered by Gregory V. Jones.
  • Microbial Biodiversity of Vineyards: Understanding the Biological Basis of Terroir (Ignacio Belda): Within the concept of terroir, the biological aspect of soils has been underestimated for years, despite actually containing a great microbial diversity. It is necessary to understand the individual and community roles of microorganisms, and the relationships between ‘microbiome-vine health’ and ‘microbiome-wine quality’ and the impact of human practices on them.
  • Seasonal Effect on Vine Nutrition (Thibaut Scholasch): A conversation on vine health and berry development as it relates to the impact climate has on winegrowing.
  • 2017 Ripening Dynamics (Cecilia Cunningham): An analysis of ripening dynamics that dives into the 2017 vintage and discusses the effect of harvest timing on wine sensorial profiles.
  • Pinot Noir Vintage Variation: A Summary of 2017 Oregon Pinot Noir (Steve Price): Observations and analysis on vine and berry development in Oregon during the 2017 Vintage.
  • Winegrowers Panel: Conversation among Michael Davies, James Osborne, and Lynn Penner-Ash. Moderated by Steve Price.

Created in 2010, the Vintage Report is an annual forum that aims to gather the wine industry’s most prominent vintners and scientists to discuss the previous vintage, present the latest innovative research, and share technical advances in viticulture and enology. The goal is to foster innovation for sustainable advancements in winemaking through scientific presentations and lectures from the industry’s leading minds. The Vintage Report aims to combine scientific results with empirical knowledge and experience. Topics discussed are deeply rooted in the region where the forum is held, and the analysis delivered at the Vintage Report is driven by vineyard data that paints a picture of local terroir.


Sponsored by Linfield College, Pellenc, Vivelys, Biome Makers, François Frères Tonnellerie, Tonnellerie Berger & Fils, Laffort, JU.CLA.S, Fruition Sciences, and ETS Laboratories.