The Society of International Terroir Experts (SITE), representing leading scientists working in climate, geology, soil, plant and tourism studies in viticulture and wine research around the globe, is coming to Oregon this summer. This is the first international viticulture and enology meeting held in Oregon since the inaugural Cool Climate Symposium in 1984. Previous congresses have been held in France, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa, and now its Oregon’s turn to showcase our terroir, Jul. 10-14 at Linfield College!
The Terroir Congress provides a venue for scientists from various wine regions worldwide to share current research and explore the terroir of the host site. There will be numerous oral presentations and poster sessions over the course of four days that cover topics like climate, soil, geology, plant management, wine production practices, sustainability, vineyard technologies, wine economics and terroir tourism. There will also be field trips to vineyards and wineries in the region.
Thanks to the support from the Oregon Wine Board, Oregon winery and vineyard employees can attend the Congress at a reduced rate and engage with scientists from around the world. Take advantage of $25 daily session ticket prices and $50 for afternoon/evening site visits with dinner. The number of discounted tickets is limited so register today and use the discount code OWBTerroir!
The Congress program is still being finalized but you can access a preview of the sessions and activities here. Please join us for the Terroir Congress and help share the Oregon terroir story!
Save the Date:
International Terroir Congress
Jul. 10-14, 2016
Linfield College, McMinnville