Wine Lectures


Vintage Report Oregon 2018

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video File


3 hours 18 minutes 38 seconds

Publication Date



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


The Oregon Vintage Report symposium for 2018 was held at Linfield College on February 6, 2019. The event took a deep dive into discussions of climate and plant physiological conditions during the 2018 vintage in Oregon, focusing on the interactions between climate and the vineyard, between vine and fruit, and among fruit composition, wine composition, and the influence of the winemaking process. Specific presentations in this video include:

  • Introductory Remarks: Welcome delivered by Mark Anderson.
  • Keynote Presentation: Address delivered by Sam Tannahill.
  • 2018 Climate Analysis (Gregory V. Jones): A discussion of the main climate takeaways from 2018, focusing on regional characteristics.
  • 2018: A Perspective from the Vineyard (Chad Vargas): An on-the-ground management perspective on grape growing for the 2018 vintage.
  • 2018 Plant Physiology Trends (Jessica Cortell): A deep dive into berries, vines, and soil for 2018.
  • 360viti (Brandon Burk): An overview of the online platform for managing vineyards based on plant, fruit, and environmental data.
  • 2018 Maturation Trends (Steve Price): A discussion of maturation trends in 2018, focusing on Price's vineyard in the south Willamette Valley, and practical solutions for dealing with heavy fruit set in early seasons.
  • Testing for Smoke Impact and What You Need to Know (Éric Hervé): A continuation and update of Hervé's 2017 Vintage Report discussion on smoke impact, this presentation provides additional information on testing for smoke taint.

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, 360viti, Pellenc, Vivelys, François Frères Tonnellerie, Fruition Sciences, and ETS Laboratories.