Red Wine Color: From Grape to Glass
Industry Seminar – Winemaking & Grapegrowing

Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

This seminar is designed to explore practical aspects of red wine color through notable industry and academic speakers. Attendees will learn about how humans perceive color, vineyard management tools for color, wine analysis and winery decision making. 


James Harbertson, Washington State University, Tri-Cities


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Sensory Aspects of Color
Hildegarde Heymann, University of California, Davis
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Role of Light and Temperature on Grape Color 
Sara Spayd, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
2:20 pm – 2:40 pm Color from a Grower’s Perspective
Russ Smithyman, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Washington
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Methods for Measuring Wine Color
James Harbertson, Washington State University, Tri-Cities
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Red Wine Quality Analysis and Decision Making from Phenolic Extractions
Tondi Bolkan, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, California
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Questions & Answers