2019 Speakers






Experience one of IQ's greatest features - Winemaker Trials

These trials have been hand-selected to be presented at IQ. Winemakers will be on hand to pour wines and interact with attendees. Times are as follows:

9:45 am - 10:45 am
Using Leaf Pull to Increase Thiols in Sauvignon Blanc
Chemeketa Cellars
Using a Foliar Yeast-Derived Spray to Accelerate Phenolic Maturity of Oregon Pinot Noir
Adelsheim Vineyard
Understanding Regional Differences in Petite Sirah
New Clairvaux Vineyard using the Aimee Brand
Comparing Seven Bentonite Products for Efficacy, Compaction, Cost and Sensory Effects
King Family Vineyards
How Skin Contact Time and Additions Change Merlot from the Same Vineyard
Meeker Estate Winery
11:45 am - 12:45 am
Stabulation Sauvignon Blanc with Lafazyme Thiols
Whitehall Lane Winery
Examining the Effects of Duration and Timing of Oxygen Dosage During Primary Fermentation
Erath Winery
Use of Brett Versus Saccharomyces for Pinot Gris Primary Fermentation
Merisi Wines
Effect of Short Skin Contact on Chardonnay Sensory Characteristics
Rappahannock Cellars
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Comparison of Phenolic Extraction in a GOfermentor versus a Tank
Sky Acres Winery
Winemaking Alternatives to Sulfur Dioxide
Scheid Family Wines
Clone and Oak Treatment in Pinot Noir Single Barrel Bottling and Bottle Aging
Terragena Vineyard
Chardonnay Three Ways: Measuring Effects of Concrete Tank, Puncheon Barrel and Stainless Steel Drum
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Using Eclat Barrels to Achieve Varied Phenolic Levels and Sensory Characteristics in Willow Creek Chardonnay
Torch Cellars
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Aging Capacity of Common Filtration Protocols In Pinot Noir
Chemeketa Cellars
Impact of Different De-stemmers on Organoleptic Profile in Oregon Pinot Noir
Adelsheim Vineyard
Results of Various Smoke Taint Treatments on Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage
WineSmith Wines & Consulting
Smoke Taint Removal Utilizing Differential Filtration: A Step Beyond Traditional Treatment
Impact of Varying Intervals of Extended Maceration on Texas Mourvédre
William Chris Vineyards
Tart vs Soft: Effects of Malolactic Fermentation on Napa Tocai Friulano
New Clairvaux Vineyard using the Aimee Brand



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

May 22 Session


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

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

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


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.