Terra Spase Publications Available for Sale

We have compiled much of our experience and research over the years into two publications that provide a deep analysis and great deal of information and guidance to growing wine grapes in the Napa Valley AVA:

  • Weather and Wine Grapes in the Napa Valley AVA (List price: $100)
  • Soils and Wine Grapes in the Napa Valley AVA (List price: $150)

Both were authored by Dr. Paul Skinner, founder and principal of Terra Spase, and are a valuable resource not just for winemakers and vineyard managers, but also vineyard owners, winery owners, winery executives, winery marketing staff, and other wine professionals.

For more about the content of the publications and ordering information, see our Publications on our website, www.terraspase.com.

Terra Spase at 2013 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Terra Spase will be exhibiting at the 2013 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium January 29-31, held at the Sacramento Convention Center in downtown Sacramento, California. The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere. Serving as a clearinghouse for practical information important to wine and grape industry professionals, the Unified Symposium also hosts a trade show with over 650 suppliers displaying their products and services to the more than 12,400 people who attend annually.

Please come by Booth #820 on the main floor to see our latest information regarding Terra Spase.

Trade Show Hours

Wednesday, January 30 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(includes Regional Wine Tasting 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January, 31 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(includes Hosted Buffet Luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

New Website

After many years we’ve taken the plunge and are redeveloping our website for better ease-of-use and to post more information and updates. We continue to serve our loyal customers – please do note the links at the very bottom of the page that lead to the old website login and weather data services – and are expanding our services to focus on a very undeveloped area of the wine industry: strategic vineyard planning, analysis, and management.

Those three sectors combine to create the real future revolution in the wine industry. Tradition dictates that much trial-and-error is used to find the perfect rootstock and clones with the perfect row orientation, system, spacing, and placement. Increasing climate variability is also undoing decades of vineyard plantings, reducing quality and yields. Climate variability will be a challenge for decades to come.

Terra Spase has developed mapping technologies that combines data sets into comprehensive regional, local, and individual vineyard assessments and analysis. This provides vineyard owners with powerful information to make both short-term and long-term decisions affecting planting, replanting, water usage, pest control, and more.

With our new web presence we hope to provide a comprehensive description of our services as well as tips and insights on the industry.