Held at the breathtaking CIA at Copia facility in Napa, Scott Laboratories is excited to host the first-ever event of its kind. Focused solely on fermentation, FERMENT will bring together some of the industry’s most passionate and creative winemakers, dedicated to continuous learning, to enjoy tasting and networking with the leading researchers and producers in wine, cider, coffee, and other fermented beverage industries. The inaugural theme is Creativity in Fermentation, and we look forward to exploring the lifeblood of our industry through this lens.


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Keynote Speech and Beer Tasting

Vinnie Cilurzo, Owner and Brewer of Russian River Brewing Company

Stimula Yeast Nutrients: Global Evidence Supporting the Critical Link between Nutrition and Wine Style

Edouard Lordat, Commercial Product Manager, Lallemand

Non-saccharomyces and L. Plantarum: Examining the Effects of Non-Traditional Microbiology in Winemaking

Eveline Bartowsky, Applied Microbiologist, Lallemand

Research Trials Tasting

Taste through some of the newest and cutting-edge fermentation trials from our R&D pipeline.

Your Favorite Coffee Beans were once a Fruit: How Yeast and Bacteria Play a Role in Your Morning Cup of Coffee

Lucia Solis, Processing Specialist, Luxia Coffee Solutions

Sensory Diversity in Breadmaking - Yeast Selection and its Impact on Flavor

Kees Docter, Sr. Director Technical Services Baking, Lallemand

Guest panel moderated by Jim Duane: 

Differentiating your Products and Brand in the Market through Creative Fermentation Choices

  • Jim Duane, Winemaker, Seavey Vineyards and creator/host of the podcast, Inside Winemaking
  • Vinnie Cilurzo, Brewer and Owner, Russian River Brewing
  • Andrew Byers, Head Cidermaker, Finnriver Cider
  • Jessica Just, former Director of Technical Services, Brew Doctor Kombucha
  • Lucia Solis, Processing Specialist, Luxia Coffee Solutions

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