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2018 IQ Winemaker Trials Tasting

Wine Business Monthly's editors believe that trials are the embodiment of a winemaker's pursuit of quality, and are accepting submissions from winemakers to present and pour lab trials and full-scale production experiments.

Please use the button below to submit your trials for consideration at IQ 2018. All trials will be reviewed by the IQ team and we'll reach out soon with more information. This is a session BY winemakers, FOR winemakers. It is your chance to discuss your trials and experiments with others interested in the same methods or products, without the sales pitch.

Winemaker Trials Tasting FAQ (pdf)

2017 Trials Tastings Included:

Trial Name: Fermenting Cabernet Sauvignon in Wood vs. Stainless and Comparing Unique BBL Shapes
Winery: Schweiger Vineyards

Trial Name: Comparing Composite Alternatives to Natural Cork Closures for Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Winery: Trione Vineyards & Winery

Trial Name: Assessing the Impact of Soils on Argentinian Malbec
Winery: Catena Zapata

Trial Name: The Effects of Macro-Oxygenation Regimes During Fermentation of Red Must
Winery: Pollak Vineyards

Trial Name: Yeast Trial on 2016 Paso Robles Grenache Blanc
Winery: Halter Ranch Vineyard

Trial Name: Comparison of Juice Clarification Techniques (Cold Settling vs. Flotation) on the Chemical and Sensory Aspects of Wine
Winery: Michael Shaps Wineworks

Trial Name: Comparing Cabernet Sauvignon Clones
Winery: Columbia Crest Winery, located in Washington State, Horse Heaven Hills AVA

Trial Name: Harvesting at Different Phenolic Levels in the Vineyard
Winery: Daou Vineyards & Winery

Trial Name: The Effect of Fining Agents on the Sensory and Phenolic Characteristics of Hyperoxidized Petit Manseng
Winery: Early Mountain Vineyards

Trial Name: Comparing Whole-Cluster and Adding Stems Back
Winery: Adelsheim Vineyard

Trial Name: Mechanical vs. Hand Vineyard Treatments on Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

Trial Name: Comparison of Argentinian Malbec Clonal Selections
Winery: Catena Zapata

Trial Name: Russian River Valley Perle Barrel-fermented Pinot Noir
Winery: Virginia Dare Winery/Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Trial Name: Trialing Various Staves on Chardonnay Fermentations
Winery: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Trial Name: Assessing Effects of PRO FT Addition to Sauvignon Blanc Fermentation
Winery: Mercer Estates

Trial Name: Exploring Different Fermenter Styles
Winery: Columbia Crest Winery

Trial Name: Analyzing Phenolics Levels on LalVigne® by Lallemand
Winery: DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Trial Name: Comparing Composite Alternatives to Natural Cork Closures for Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Winery: Trione Vineyards & Winery

Trial Name: Fermentation Temperature Set Point Differences
Winery: Adelsheim Vineyard

Trial Name: Long-term Extended Maceration on Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Intrinsic Wine Company

Trial Name: Aging Cabernet Sauvignon in Different Vessels
Winery: Stråla Vineyards

Trial Name: Wadenswil Clone at Three Willamette Valley Sites
Winery: Ken Wright Cellars

Trial Name: Lees Management - Sur Lie Acceleration
Winery: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Trial Name: Stabulation: Enhancing Varietal Flavors in Grenache Rosé
Winery: Wild Horse Winery

Trial Name: Micro-oxygenation for Pinot Noir
Winery: Emeritus Vineyards

Trial Name: Troncais vs. Jupille Barrels
Winery: DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Trial Name: Native (Spontaneous) vs. Inoculated Fermentation in Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay
Winery: L'Ecole No 41

Trial Name: Flexcube Barrel Replacement
Winery: Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Trial Name: High Crop Load Pinot Noir: Madness or Money?
Winery: Provincial Vineyards

Trial Name: French Oak Barrel Trials for Expressing Napa Single-vineyard Sites
Winery: J. Moss Winery

Trial Name: Different Closures for Pinot Noir
Winery: Emeritus Vineyards

Trial Name: Effects of Closure Oxygen Ingress Rates on Chardonnay Aroma and Flavor Profile
Winery: Cuvaison Estate Wines

Trial Name: Lees Management - Sur Lie Acceleration on Chardonnay
Winery: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine

Trial Name: Stabulation - Enhancing Varietal Flavors in Rosé of Pinot Noir
Winery: Malene Wines

Trial Name: Complexity Through Diversity - A Trio of Yeast
Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle

IQ is always seeking your input about the trials you'd like to see presented. Your suggestions can be either trials you are considering conducting or other trials that you'd like to see.


The most innovative products and services for winemakers today will be featured on the tradeshow floor. These products have been hand selected by the IQ Advisory Board and the Wine Business Monthly editorial team solely on criteria of innovation relevant to Ultra-premium wineries. Visit the following exhibitors' booths to view the 2017 cool products.

Pellenc America, Inc
Scott Labs
ATP (American Tartaric Products)
Della Toffola
TankNET by Acrolon Technologies Inc.
Alpine Scientific Inc.
Fruition Sciences
Authentic Vision
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Online Registration Is Now Closed. 2018 Information coming soon

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