UC Davis: How the winery of the future is taking shape
UC Davis held it’s Wine Executive Program in which David E. Block, professor and chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, discussed the up and coming technology in winemaking and addressed issues in the business. Block spoke on the latest technology in production and also bettering the management of utilities and waste. The issues faced were increasing wine quality and sustainability and cutting processing costs all while better managing natural resources. Improvement highlights included sorting grapes with special machines for optimal harvest and to better manage fermentation. Block also discussed using automated systems to clean at lower costs, minimizing water use and controlling carbon dioxide.