McMINNVILLE, Ore. – The 11th International Terroir Congress and the Society of International Terroir Experts have mapped out their agenda for July 10-14 at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.
Next month’s visit to Oregon wine country and the Willamette Valley gathers more than 150 of the world’s leading scientists working in climate, geology, soil and plant studies in viticulture and wine research.
During the five-day conference, presentations will be made by researchers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, South Africa and Switzerland.
Jones announced the full itinerary on Friday, although he referred to the schedule as “tentative and will likely change slightly as we get closer to the event date.”
Oregon Wine Board leader to kickoff congress
The International Terroir Congress begins Monday, July 11, with opening statements by Jones, David Beck, chair for the Oregon Wine Board and co-owner of Crawford Beck Vineyard, and Linfield College President Tom Hellie.
Pacific Northwest scientists, researchers and winemakers scheduled to make presentations include Scott Burns from Portland State University, Earl Jones of Abacela, Byron Marlowe of Washington State University, Kevin Pogue of Whitman College, critic David Schildknecht and Elizabeth Tomasino of Oregon State University.
Non-refundable registration fees range from $225 for a single day to $750 for the full conference. Discounts are available for winery/vineyard employees as well as students. Cost to attend the closing Gala Dinner on July 14 is $150.
Accommodations at Linfield College residence hall, dormitories and apartments can be arranged online at rates starting at $45 per night. There also are 10 participating Willamette Valley B&Bs and eight hotel/motel options available.