SAN MARCOS — Whether you are a novice vintner, seasoned hobbyist or burgeoning wine producer, an upcoming seminar on vineyard management at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will offer state-of-the-art insights on winemaking for professionals and enthusiasts alike.Set from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 28 on the university’s San Marcos campus, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, the seminar will feature a guest lecture by winemaker John Giannini, a faculty lecturer at California State University Fresno’s Department of Viticulture and Enology. Specific areas of focus will include communicating with growers, grape maturity evaluation, white and red wine production, fermentation monitoring, volatile sulfur compounds, malolactic fermentation, pre-harvest and grape issues, winery sanitation, yeast nutrition, pH and titratable acidity, oxidation and sulfur dioxide.Lunch, refreshments and parking are included with admission. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations, register online at csusm.edu/coba/viticulture, call (760) 750-4270 or e-mail Carrie Smith at [email protected]California State University San Marcos was founded in 1989 located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos.
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