Early-Bird Registration Open Until May 15th

May 08, 2018 by admin in  Events Uncategorized


Are you ready for our first two speakers at Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption 2018?

Renowned wine industry Climatologist and Linfield College Professor of Viticulture Greg Jones will discuss future spatial distribution of temperature and the effects on grapevine sustainability.

Phenology Expert Elizabeth Wolkovich from University of British Columbia will lend her expertise to explain how climate is changing grapevine phenology and the decoupling of harvest dates are from norms.

At Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption 2018, our quest is to take a deep discussion into the impact of climate change on our current luxury winegrowing infrastructure and so that we can find a way forward that will protect a changing and variable climate.

Prices go up on May 15th, so register now. Seating is extremely limited.

Buy Now – Early Bird Pricing Until 5/14/2018

See you in Sonoma on June 7th!

Press Release: Announcing “Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption™”

Feb 12, 2018

“Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption” to discuss the long-term climate-induced winegrowing challenges and the potential solutions facing luxury wine producers.


Napa Valley, California—New wine industry symposium titled Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption(TM) will be held on June 7th, 2018 at Ramekins Culinary School & Events Center in Sonoma, California. The event is sponsored by Enologix and affiliated partners.

Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption is the only executive conference aimed at finding solutions to the impact of climate change on luxury winegrowing. This one day event will bring 120 people together to hear current leaders in climatology, phenology, earth science, economics and winegrowing to predict future spatial distribution of temperatures, phenology fit of cabernet vines to future Napa Valley climate and bottled wine quality. The keynote speaker will be announced in late February.

“Napa Valley 5-year rolling average growing season temperature is 18.9 °C  (66 °F), which is a Region IV on the Winkler Scale.” Says Leo McCloskey, President of Enologix, inc. in Sonoma, Ca. “Trailing 100-year average temperature is increasing by 1.1 to 1.8 °C (1.9 to 3.2 °F)  between Mendocino and Santa Barbara.”

Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption is a forum for winery owners, industry executives and other stakeholders in leadership positions that have a vested interest in the viability of luxury winegrowing in California.

What if Napa Valley is too hot for Merlot, what’s next? What is Burgundy without pinot noir? What if Oregon supplants California as the American homeland of luxury chardonnay? “Given that vineyard capitalization costs are well over $60,000 per acre in Napa Valley, the financial implications are huge if the future varietal makeup is going to be different from what we have today”, says Doug McKesson, Program Chair for Bordeaux in America.

Attendees are encouraged to register early, as space is limited and expected to sell out quickly. Registration will open April 1, 2018. For more information visit http://bordeaux-in-america.com.

Purpose of Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption

Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption will showcase the larger discussion around the world to support changes to the California cabernet wine industry — in how we think about future spatial distribution of cabernet vineyards, the major problems of prediction of harvest date and the dramatic increase in quality measurements from Paso Robles to Napa Valley.

Media Contact

Doug McKesson, Program Chair

phone: (707) 938-9463
email: doug@enologix.com