01 The Future of Minimal Hands-On Winemaking and Visual Hospitality Storytelling Using iPad – Christian Gastón Palmaz
Christian Gastón Palmaz, President, Palmaz Vineyards and Cedar Knoll Vineyard, Napa California rejoins us for a conversation about the use of modern Apple technology in the management of Palmaz wines in the cellar including their proprietary “Zero Consolidation Winemaking,” algorithmic-based “Density Fermentation Control System” using “sonodensitomer” and Gravity Flow using iPad as the user interface for measuring these parameters and more.
02 Millennial High Tech Tools Marry Seamlessly With Romantic Notions and Traditions – Christian Gastón Palmaz
In these days of heightened sensitivity regarding best-use practices, doesn’t it make sense to apply that very philosophy to a winery’s winemaking team? Whether vineyard or cellar, there is a tremendous amount of hands-on activity and repetition. What if there was a way to release the day-to-day, hour-to-hour physicality of winemaking and vineyard management to twenty-first century tools commonly used in other agricultural endeavors? Is that blasphemy or best use of time and energy; Palmaz thinks so. At Palmaz Vineyards, the focus is on creative timing and collaborative decision-making… glass-in-hand.
03 St. Julian Named Riesling Champion at 2014 International ‘East Meets West’ Wine Competition – David Braganini
Vineyard & Winery Management combined two of its oldest and most established wine competitions into one by creating the first International “East Meets West” Wine Challenge, February 19-20, 2014 in Sonoma County, CA. The 2012 Reserve Riesling from Michigan-based St. Julian Winery was named “Riesling Champion.” Along with this award, the Riesling also took home the “Best of Show” white wine and “Best of Class” – the latter requiring unanimous agreement among judges. David Braganini, St. Julian 3rd Generation, is the current President.
04 St. Julian Winery—Michigan’s Largest and Oldest—is Midwest’s Most Awarded – David Braganini
For over 93 years, St. Julian Wine Co. has produced award-winning products. From the first shoots of the Michigan spring through the harvest and barrel tasting in late fall, the family tradition that has flourished transforms grapes to wine, fruit to nectar, as passion and science converge bottle after bottle, case after case.