Brennon Leighton - House of Smith/K Vintners
James Osborne - Oregon State University
Kate Payne Brown - Stoller Family Estate
Ben Casteel - Bethel Heights Vineyard
Anna Matzinger - Matzinger Davies Wine Company
Ramiro Herrera - Caldwell Vineyard
The oak barrel is much more than a simple storage vessel, as it plays a key role in the development of red and white wines. Join us for this interactive session on barrels where we will discuss key aspects of barrel production with a Master Cooper and explore cutting edge research on the interaction between barrels, oxygen and wine with a world-leading expert on barrels and oxygen. Come prepared with questions for our winemaker panel who will be discussing key steps in developing an effective and impactful barrel program.