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Smoke Taint Grape Sampling and Micro Fermentation Protocols from WCSET

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is working closely with academics and industry members in California, Oregon and Washington, through the West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force to develop various resources to assist industry operators. UCD Viticulture and Enology's Anita Oberholster is a member of the task force,
The task force has created protocols for growers to collect grape samples for lab analysis and grower and winery guidelines for conducting micro-fermentations based on protocols developed in Australia. These protocols can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  Also on this webpage, is the video recording of last week’s Wild Fire and Smoke Exposure Webinar and other useful information such as a Crop Insurance Claim update.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Karen Block at She will forward your question to the appropriate person.