Diving Deep Into Winery Water Usage & Treatment
Efficient winery water use, downstream treatment, and eventual water reclamation are important components of a sustainable future for the Oregon wine industry. In this session, Technical Winemaker Bob Coleman will discuss winery protocol updates, future directions, and how this can influence water use and downstream processing today and moving forward. Wastewater Manager John Haslett will also discuss the treatment of wastewater at his plant step-by-step, the relevant data parameters that he monitors, and how wineries of various sizes could begin to utilize this technology. Finally, the panelists will discuss the future goals of their systems and why managing and monitoring wastewater is an important component of winery sustainability planning.
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John Haslett has been the Wastewater Manager at 12th & Maple Wine Co since 2018. Previous to this role, John worked with WestRock/SP Fiber Technologies. He received his education from George Fox University.
Bob Coleman has 25 years of experience in the wine industry, that time spent primarily as a winemaker at Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma County. He more recently finished a PhD in 2019 on the kinetics of wine oxidation. Currently, he is working at Beringer Winery leading commercial winery innovation and precision winemaking, including efforts towards energy and water efficiency practices and improved fermentation performance.
Emily Terrell joined the team at Brittan Vineyards in 2013, where she is currently Associate Winemaker. Prior to that, Emily earned her MSc in Food Science/Wine Biotech at the University of British Columbia, where she studied mixed Saccharomyces strain fermentations in Pinot noir. After a few years at the lab bench working with fermentation in miniature, she couldn’t wait to get her hands dirty working in cellars and vineyards worldwide, including formative stints in Marlborough, the Okanagan, the Mornington Peninsula, Central Otago, Corsica and the Northern Rhone. Emily was thrilled to arrive in Oregon in 2012 and looks forward to many more years of making site-driven wines of distinction in this very special region.