Meet the Expert: Greg Jones on the Variability and Sustainability of Climate, Grapes and Wine

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Geography of Wine, Beer, and Spirits Specialty Group, Climate Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 46
Organizers: Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, John Nowlin
Chairs: John Nowlin

Call for Submissions

Climate is a pervasive factor in the success of all agricultural systems, influencing whether a crop is suitable to a given region, largely controlling crop production and quality, and ultimately driving economic sustainability. Climate’s influence on agribusiness is never more evident than with viticulture and wine production where climate is arguably the most critical aspect in ripening fruit to optimum characteristics to produce a given wine style. This presentation will provide an overview of regional to global research on aspects of weather and climate that influences optimum quality and production characteristics, the suitability of different winegrape cultivars to different climates, how climate variability influences production and quality variations, and how climate change has and will likely continue to alter the global wine region map.


Description

Climate is a pervasive factor in the success of all agricultural systems, influencing whether a crop is suitable to a given region, largely controlling crop production and quality, and ultimately driving economic sustainability. Climate’s influence on agribusiness is never more evident than with viticulture and wine production where climate is arguably the most critical aspect in ripening fruit to optimum characteristics to produce a given wine style. This presentation will provide an overview of regional to global research on aspects of weather and climate that influences optimum quality and production characteristics, the suitability of different winegrape cultivars to different climates, how climate variability influences production and quality variations, and how climate change has and will likely continue to alter the global wine region map.

Gregory V. Jones is the Director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education, holds the Evenstad Chair in Wine Studies, and is a professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Linfield College. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He conducts applied research for the grape and wine industry in Oregon and many regions worldwide, has given hundreds of international, national, and regional presentations and published extensively on climate and wine-related research.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction John Nowlin Arkansas State University 15 1:30 PM
Panelist Gregory Jones Linfield University 45 1:45 PM

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