Russell Moss joined the grape and wine team at Cornell as a lecturer in viticulture in August of 2018. Prior to coming to Cornell, he managed ultra-premium and luxury vineyards in New Zealand, Oregon, and Burgundy, and taught viticulture courses at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon. Mr. Moss launched his own boutique ultra-premium Oregon wine brand, Bocamo, in 2017. He is also a vineyard management consultant and continues to maintain a residence in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Moss holds a Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from Lincoln University in New Zealand as well as a Master of Science in Horticulture (viticulture) and a Master of Life Science in Food Science and Technology (enology) from Virginia Tech.
Perhaps no topic is more hotly debated than climate change. One thing is certain: There are major climate implications on the wine grape industry. The wine professional is acutely aware of these challenges, while personally growing and continuously questioning commonly held beliefs of wine grape production.
In this course, you will explore various challenges and developments in modern viticulture. You will react to current issues and discover digital agricultural tools that help to offset these challenges. With this added knowledge, you will continue your journey to becoming a wine professional.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Evaluating Wines
- Developing Wine Production Plans
- Wine Ingredients
- Vineyard Operations
- Site Selection and Vineyard Establishment
Key Course Takeaways
- Explore implications of climate change for the grape and wine industry
- Critique commonly held beliefs in wine grape production
- Summarize major developments in digital agriculture and their application to the grape-growing industry
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Aspiring winemakers
- Winery workers, assistant winemakers, and cellar hands
- Vineyard owners and managers
- Vineyard and wine marketers
- Wine distributors/retailers
- Home winemakers