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IQ 2019 Trials coming soon!

Wine Business Monthly's editors believe that trials are the embodiment of a winemaker's pursuit of quality, and are always looking for new trials to feature at our events.

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Assessing Smoke Taint Risk
Washington State University
Using Ozone (Purovino) to Remove Smoke Taint
Deerfield Ranch
How Fermentation Temperature and Oak Regimen Affect Smoke-tainted Wine
UC Davis
Flash Detente as a Mitigation Technique for Smoke-exposed
Grapes Carneros Vintners
The Effect of Maceration Timing on Smoke Taint Extraction
A to Z Wineworks
Understanding Pinot Grigio Color Stabilization
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Fermentation Temperatures on Barrel-fermented Chardonnay
Chamisal Vineyards
Use of Cilyo to Decrease Unstable Polyphenols in White Wines
Domaine Carneros
Increased SO2 at Crush to Enhance Color Extraction in Pinot Noir
Chemeketa Cellars
Comparing the Use of Air and Nitrogen as Flotation Gases
Erath Winery
Does the Stabulation Technique Build Palate Weight and Structure in Syrah Rosé?
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Effect of Higher Yield and Later Thinning on Pinot Noir
Adelsheim Vineyard
Implications of Barrel, Stainless Steel and Alternative Oak RRV PN Ferments
Francis Ford Coppola Winery/Virginia Dare Winery
Fermentation and Aging of Sauvignon Blanc in Two Different Concrete Eggs with Different Origins
Galerie Wines
Nutrient Timing on Barrel-fermented Chardonnay
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
The Effects of Cherry Wood on Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Line/Myka Cellars
Whole Cluster on Top vs. Bottom of Fermenter in Pinot Noir
Adelsheim Vineyard
Non-Saccharomyces Yeast Comparison in Barrel-fermented Chardonnay
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
Velocity Winemaking via STARS Technologies
Hess Collection Winery
Co-inoculation of Malolactic Bacteria vs. Sequential Inoculation in Carneros Pinot Noir and Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Effect of Direct Inoculation vs. Normal Rehydration of GVS107 Yeast on Chardonnay
Hess Collection Winery
Using No-SO2 Wine Production Methods on Pinot Noir
Van Duzer Vineyards



Passes are available to the personnel and proprietors of wineries, grape growers and vineyard management companies.

2 Day Session Pass


  • Keynotes and Sessions on both days
  • IQ Connect Soiree the evening of May 22
  • Access to Wine Trials & Exhibits May 23

$595 Early Bird Offer
May 22 Session


  • Keynote and Sessions on Wednesday May 22
  • IQ Connect Soiree from 5-7pm
  • Access to Wine Trials & Exhibits May 23

$395 Early Bird Offer
May 23 Session


  • Keynote and Sessions on Thursday May 23
  • IQ Connect Soiree from 5-7pm the evening prior (May 22)
  • Access to Wine Trials & Exhibits

$395 Early Bird Offer
IQ Connect Pass


  • IQ Connect Soiree the evening of May 22
  • Access to Wine Trials & Exhibits May 23
This pass does NOT include access to Keynotes or Sessions

Trials Only

This pass gets you into all IQ activities including:

  • Access to Wine Trials & Exhibits May 23
This pass does NOT include any Keynotes, Sessions, or access on May 22

$25 Early Bird Offer

I am registering myself plus others

If you are a supplier interested in attending the event, please contact Tamara Leon: tamara@winebusinessiq.com.

Association discount rates are available. Please contact your association to secure your discount code.

All ticket proceeds are being collected on behalf of the Napa Valley Farm Bureau who holds the alcohol and beverage licenses for the event.

Online registration ends Friday, May 17.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
You may request a cancellation/refund for sessions, via email by April 2, 2019. No refunds will be issued after April 2, 2019. A $25 processing fee will be applied to all cancellation/refunds. There are no refunds on Wine Trials passes. You may transfer your registration by logging into your registrant account.

For questions contact info@winebusiness.com


The exclusive opening night soiree to kick off Innovation + Quality.

Join us the evening of May 22 to kick of the the IQ event with IQ CONNECT – the opening night soiree celebrating the leading innovators in ultra-premium winemaking.

Held in the newly renovated Mansion Gardens at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley, IQ CONNECT is an evening wine and food reception featuring wineries and winemakers known for their devotion and dedication to innovation. Join hundreds as they taste through some of the wine world's most cutting-edge creations in a relaxed environment.

IQ CONNECT will feature select "bars," pouring wines from distinct winemakers, wineries and award winners.

Proceeds from IQ CONNECT will be used fund a grant for enterprising smoke taint researchers looking for new discoveries on how it affects a final wine, removal methods and more.