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Championing climate-resilient BC winemaking
November 7 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whether it’s extreme temperatures, drought or wildfires, British Columbia’s wine-growing industry is increasingly tackling climate-change challenges.
To find out how growers and producers are fortifying crop productivity and bolstering climate resilience, we’ve assembled a panel of experts who will share their insights, strategies, and initiatives. Alongside fellow UBC alumni and friends, attend this evening to learn more about the issues wine growers are facing and how innovation and research can ensure a sustainable, prosperous, and palatable future for BC wine.
Presented by alumni UBC in partnership with UBC Okanagan and UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
Rhys Pender, MW – Wine Educator, consultant and winemaker
Christine Coletta, Co-Owner, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
Gordon Fitzpatrick, MASc’72, PhD’77, President, Fitzpatrick Winery and Vineyard
Tony Holler, BSc’74, MD’79, Owner, Poplar Grove Winery
Tony Stewart, CEO, Quails Gate Estate Winery
Wesley Zandberg, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Irving K Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan
Simone Castellarin, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Viticulture, Wine Research Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
Registration opens: 5:30 pm
Reception: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Reception 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Please reach out to Andrea Korecova at firstname.lastname@example.org.