STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

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1 Stan Grant Vineyard Consultant STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS December 10, 2015

2 EXPERIENCE: Vineyard Consultant ( Present) Provided consulting services to operating vineyards in all major California grape growing regions: problem diagnosis and recommendations for corrections; vineyard monitoring, quality assurance, and viticultural recommendations; crop and canopy management; soil management; production planning and budgets for conventional, organic, and sustainable vineyard operations; sustainable wine grape growing certification documentation. Provided consulting services to developing vineyards in Lodi, Delta, Sierra Foothills, Bay Area, and Central Coast: site evaluation for vineyard suitability; variety and rootstock selection; vineyard design, planning, and development; vineyard promotion and winery relations. Viticulture research: field experiments, viticultural topics, due diligence studies, and American Viticultural Area (AVA) petition development and processing. Director of Farming, Duarte Nursery ( ) Managed all aspects of vineyard and orchard development and operations, including planning, organizing, scheduling, staffing, team building, and budgeting. Designed and developed over 1400 acres of vineyard and orchard. Wrote development and operational plans. Developed vineyard monitoring and quality assurance program. Marketed wine grapes and negotiated winery contracts. Provided technical assistance to nursery sales staff and customers. Viticulturist, Gallo Vineyards ( ) Established and directed Gallo Viticulture Department, including agricultural laboratory and research program. Developed drip system scheduling, maintenance, and fertigation programs and grapevine bench grafting program. Contributed to the conversion from conventional to sustainable practices, especially in disease and soil management. Diagnosed vineyard problems and made correctional recommendations. 1

3 Field Supervisor, Gallo Vineyards ( ) Supervised vine training, pruning, shoot thinning, trellising, harvesting, the making of cuttings and rootings, the collecting of budwood, and the planting of vines, trees, and cover crops. Monitored vine pests and diseases. Conducted soil surveys using a backhoe and presented results in reports and maps. Sampled wells, soils, plant tissue, and fruit. Evaluated water, soil, tissue, and nematode analysis results, created a computerized database from them, and made recommendations. Monitored soil moisture and scheduled irrigations. Viticulture Intern, The Herzog Company (1987) Performed and supervised various work involved in wine grape growing, including vine training, field budding, pest monitoring, irrigation, fruit maturity sampling, and tractor operation. Directed field crews in the harvest of 278 acres of wine grapes. Field Assistant, University of California Cooperative Extension (1986 and 1987) Monitored pests, sampled plant tissue and soil, collected data from field trials involving fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, soil amendments, and crop cultivars. Worked with grape, boysenberry, apple, almond, peach, walnut, alfalfa, and several row crop commodities. Performed statistical analysis of trial data. Reorganized laboratory, repaired and serviced laboratory equipment, and analyzed soil and plant tissues. Research Assistant, University of California, Davis, Viticulture and Enology (1984) Collected, prepared, and analyzed berry samples for maturity and quality indices. Collected, prepared, and analyzed petiole, leaf blade, stem, trunk, and root samples for mineral nutrient status. Collected, prepared, and analyzed soil samples for general chemical characteristics and mineral nutrient status. Made grapevine shoot and root growth, leaf area, and leaf function measurements. Compiled and analyzed experimental data. 2

4 ARCPACS CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Professional Horticulturist Certified Professional Soil Scientist Certificate number EDUCATION: Master of Science, Soil Science (1987), University of California, Davis Bachelor of Science, Geography (1979), California State University, Hayward AWARDS: Wine Spectator and Wine Institute graduate studies fellowships Best Viticulture Paper 1996, American Society for Enology and Viticulture PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Lodi Winegrape Commission Lodi Rules Committee Lodi Winegrape Commission Research, Education, and Communication Committee Lodi District Grape Growers Association 3

5 VINEYARD DESIGN DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLES: Reamer Farms Dominguez Vineyard (2013 and 2015) Location: Clarksburg, Yolo County (Clarksburg AVA) Soil mapping unit: Sacramento clay Varieties: Chardonnay and Pinot gris Trellis Training: Wye bilateral interlocking S cordons Rio Viento Vineyards (2002, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016) Location: Ryde, Sacramento, County (Clarksburg AVA) Soil mapping units: Egbert clay, Gazwell mucky clay, and Sailboat silt loam Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Pinot noir Trellis Training: Wye bilateral interlocking S cordons The Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard (2006) Location: Martinez, Contra Costa County (San Francisco Bay AVA) Soil mapping units: Clear Lake clay, Los Osos clay loam, and Zamora silty clay loam Varieties: Zinfandel and Petite Sirah Trellis Training: T Trellis bilateral cordon The Chabot Vineyard (2001) Location: Cat Canyon near Los Alamos, Santa Barbara County (Central Coast AVA) Soil mapping units: Arnold sand; Corralitos sand; Elder sandy loam, eroded; and Oceano sand Variety: Syrah Trellis Training: vertical shoot positioned (VSP) unilateral cordon The Gray Eagle Vineyard (2000) Location: Plymouth, Amador County (Sierra Foothills AVA) Soil mapping units: Auburn silt loam, Exechequer and Auburn loam Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Coa, Tinta Roriz, and Verdelho Trellis Training: T trellis bilateral cordon The Duarte LindenHills Vineyard (1997, 1998, and 1999) Location: Linden, San Joaquin County (Lodi AVA) Soil mapping units: Hicksville gravelly loam, occasionally flooded; Hollenbeck clay; Redding loam, and Redding gravelly loam Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, and several minor varieties Trellis - Training: Wye or Non-Positioned GDC bilateral interlocking S cordons 4

6 PUBLICATIONS: Wine Grape Vineyard Management Thoughts on sustainable vineyard management. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( January 20, Vineyard management self-evaluation. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( November 18, Beware of dubious agricultural terms. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( September 15, Erratic budbreak and variable shoot emergence. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( June 23, 2015 Vineyard longevity. Grant, S.. ( March 26, 2015 Grapevine Disease Management Leaf removal for nonchemical control of the summer rot complex of wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley. Stapleton, J. J. and R. S. Grant Plant Diseases. 76: Relationship between age of vineyard and incidence of Eutypa dieback. (Abstr.) Duthie, J. A., G. P. Munkvold, J. J. Marois, R. S. Grant, and D. O. Chellemi Phytopathology. 81: Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes. Practical Winery and Vineyard. May Grapevine Rootstocks The influence of phosphorus availability, scion, and rootstock on grapevine shoot growth, leaf area, and petiole phosphorus concentration. Grant, R. S., and M. A. Matthews Am J Enol Vitic. 47: (Winner of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture 1996 Best Viticulture Paper Award) The Influence of phosphorus availability and rootstock on root system characteristics, phosphorus uptake, phosphorus partitioning, and growth efficiency. Grant, R. S., and M. A. Matthews Am J Enol Vitic. 47:

7 Interaction of rootstock and mycorrhizae on dry matter distribution and nutrient levels of Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.) lamina. Skinner, P. W., R. S. Grant, and M. A. Matthews p Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Cool Climate Viticulture and Oenology. Auckland, New Zealand. The influence of rootstock on grapevine growth and phosphorus status under phosphorus sufficiency and deficiency. Grant, R. S M. S. Thesis. University of California, Davis. Grapevine Crop and Canopy Management Optimized pruning using spurs on cordon trained vines. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( December 09, The effects of extended wine grape ripening. Grant, S. November, Wine Business Monthly Extended wine grape ripening. Grant, S. July/August Practical Winery and Vineyard. 38 (3); Effect of pruning level on canopy configuration in five wine grape varieties. (Abstr.) Norton, M. V. K. and R. S. Grant Amer. J. Enol Vitic. 44: Vineyard Development The economics of vineyard design: trellising, vine spacing, and row spacing. Grant, S. January/February Practical Winery and Vineyard. 20(5): Vineyard Soil Management Maximizing cover crop benefits through selection and management. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( October 12, Comprehensive vineyard water management. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( August 18,

8 Soil moisture monitoring. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( April, 08, Five-step irrigation schedule: promoting fruit quality and vine health. Grant, S. May/June Practical Winery and Vineyard. 21(1):46-52 and 75. Regulated deficit irrigation, parts I and II. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( July 18 and August 04, Considerations for dry farming wine grapes. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( January 19, Vineyard management strategies for drought conditions. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( February 18, Nitrogen Part I. The pivotal grapevine nutrient. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( November 17, Nitrogen Part II. Effective Nitrogen Management in Wine Grape Vineyards. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( November 24, Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards. Grant, S. January/February Practical Winery and Vineyard. 14(6): Managing soils with adverse chemical characteristics. Grant, S. March, American Vineyard. 6(3): Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards. Grant, S. May/June Practical Winery and Vineyard. 24 (1): Fertilizer efficiency for wine grape vineyards. Grant, S. March/April Practical Winery and Vineyard 28 (1): Managing vineyard mineral nutrient efficiency beyond the 4 R's. Grant, S. Lodi Winegrape Commission Coffee Shop. ( September 29,

9 PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES: Grapevine Crop and Canopy Management; Optimizing canopies for wine grapes - Viticulture Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 18Mar09; Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 08Aug04. Crop management and wine grape quality - Amador Grape Growers Association, 23May15; Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 01Jun05. Yield estimation in wine grape vineyards - Calaveras Winegrape Alliance,07Aug09. Gibberellin for bunch rot control in wine grapes - Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 04May12. Wine grape sensory attributes Napa Valley College, Sensory Evaluation Course, 10Dec07 and 10May11. Extended wine grape ripening Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, 26Jan06; Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 07Apr06; Central California Winegrowers Association, 19Aug05; Viticulture Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 09Aug05. Post harvest vineyard management - Amador Grape Growers Association, 10Nov11; Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 07Nov08. Vineyard Development; Vineyard development and management economics Las Positas College, Winery Production Course, 06Mar08. Plant material considerations for replant vineyards - Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 04Apr14; Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, 30Jan13. 8

10 Vineyard Soil Management; Making the most of water in vineyards - Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 06Fe14. Regulated deficit irrigation CSUF Wine Grape Production Course, 28Oct05, 06Oct06, 02Nov07, 15Oct10, 11Oct13, 10Oct14, 23Oct15; Rosenblum Cellars Growers Days: Northern Interior 14May07, North Coast 06Jun07, Central Coast 18Jul07; San Joaquin Valley Viticulture Technical Group, 12Jan05; Lodi Winegrape Commission, 10Apr02. Vineyard management for drought - Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 10Jan14. Subsurface drip irrigation California Institute of Irrigation Technology, 28Jun01; Lodi Irrigation Grower Day, 31Jan01. Mineral nutrient management methods - Mid Valley Agricultural Services Grape Grower Day, 21Jan14. Long-term mineral nutrient management in vineyards British Columbia Enology and Viticulture Conference, 19Jul10; Sonoma County Viticulture Technical Group, 19Mar10; Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, 26Jan10. Balanced mineral nutrition Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 04Jun04; AgroTech Grower Day, 17Jan03. Nitrogen management in wine grape vineyards - Mid Valley Agricultural Services Grape Grower Day, 27Feb13. Vineyard nitrogen update - Mid Valley Agricultural Services Grape Grower Day, 22Jan15. Potassium management in wine grape vineyards Mid Valley Agricultural Services Grape Grower Day, 03Mar10. Thiosulfate fertilizers in balanced grapevine nutrition - Tessenderlo Kerley international agronomy group, 17Sep15. Micronutrient management in wine grape vineyards Mid Valley Agricultural Services Grape Grower Day, 18Feb11; Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 07May10. Management of soils with adverse chemistries GrapeTech, 23Jan96. 9

11 Laboratory analysis in mineral nutrient management El Dorado Grape Growers Association, 21Jay12; Amador Grape Growers Association, 10Jun10; Mid Valley Agricultural Services Grape Grower Day, 25Feb09; Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 04Apr08. Evaluating grapevine mineral nutrient status - Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 05May15. 10