December 3 & 4, 2016 - Postmodern Winemaking Symposium


Shone Farm
Santa Rosa, CA

Clark’s critically acclaimed book from U.C. Press, Postmodern Winemaking, explored fresh perspectives on vine balance, living soil, ripeness, co-extraction, structure-building, aromatic integration, the seven functions of oak, microbial balance, reduction management and graceful longevity, clarifying the value of new oxygenation and membrane technologies. 

The shift to a postmodern world view continuously evokes inquiries beyond those addressed in the book.  The Postmodern Symposium was created to provide an ongoing forum in which winemakers can together address emerging issues with wines present.

Unlike Clark's Fundamentals of Modern Wine Chemistry, the Postmodern Symposium is not a lecture. It brings together a wide variety of expert perspectives which all participants are called upon to share on a wide variety of diverse and progressive topics.

Don’t show up looking for pat solutions. The cutting-edge nature of the material promises to deliver more questions than answers.  The course’s purpose is to develop in each participant a personal language to articulate a coherent vision of their work through which an authentic connection with their customers is enabled.

Participants in this class should have a thorough prerequisite background in winemaking.  Registrants with any doubt should interview with Clark in order to determine if their knowledge is adequate for participation in this class.  Registrants will immediately receive a copy of Smith’s book, Postmodern Winemaking, which should be read prior to attending the class.The registration fee is not refundable, but it is transferrable.

Please fill out Attendee Name and Company Affiliation.    This information will be used to create your name tag. You are invited to share a wine or two to illustrate your discussion.  Please tell us what you'd like to share.

Saturday night, Clark is presenting his famous Wine and Music Seminar free to participants of the Symposium.  You are welcome to bring guests for an additional $30 per person.

Please indicate if you will be able to attend the seminar: Saturday evening, December 3, 2015  6:30-8:30 PM.  Odd Couple Catering will provide their delightful cuisine at the Shone Farm will be provided from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.


Price: $500.00
Weight: 1 lb
Dimensions: 12 in × 9 in × 1 in
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You are invited to bring a wine or two for sharing with colleagues to illustrate a topic of your choice. Six 750 ml bottles are required. Please describe wine(s) you wish to share.
Please select which topic of discussion the wine you are bringing to share best illustrates