Helen Turley and Ann C. Noble Profiles

Sources for Helen Turley:



Name: Helen Turley


Residency: Weedville, Elk County, Pennsylvania 15868

Education: Cornell University in Finger Lakes Region of New York


1977 – Worked in the lab for Robert Mondavi Winery and then Chappellet Winery

1984 – Moved back to California and became winemaker for B.R.Cohn

Few years later – Winemaker for Peter Michael Winery in Knights Valley wine region.

1991 – Start planting a vineyard in the Sonoma Coast wine region.

1995 – Made wine for Turley Wine Cellars, owned by her brother Larry.

Helen Turley worked for Colgin, Martinelli Winery, Kapcsandy Family Winery, Blankiet Estate, Pahlmeyer Winery, Landmark Winery, and Bryant Family.


Sources for Ann C. Noble



Ann C. Noble

Name: Ann C. Noble (American)



–           1974 – Wine/Sensory Chemist and retired professor from the University of California, Davis. First woman hired as a faculty member of the Viticulture dept.

–          Invented the aroma wheel (Enhancing the public understanding of wine tasting and terminology.)

–          Retired in 2002 and in 2003 was named Emeritus Professor of Enology.

–          After retirement, she participated as a judge in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Niagara Pennisula – Canada

Climate: Cold


  • Clay, Silt, and Sand
  • Clay helps soak up water
  • Silt and sand lets the water drain.

Grape Varieties:

Red Wine

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Baco Noir
  • Gamay Noir

White Wine

  • Riesling
  • Chardonnay
  • Vidal Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer

Region: Niagara Peninsula

  • Harvest at -10C
  • The Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA)
    • The official body that regulates the Canadian wine industry. Winemakers in VQA must follow strict regulations governing how they produce and label their wines.


“The climate of Ontario is very much tempered by large bodies of water as it is bordered to the south by the Great Lakes. This has the effect of maintaining a climate temperate enough to grow grapes for wine production.”



Historic Figures

– Jackson-Triggs

– Paul Bosc (Chateau des Charmes)

Elaine Triggs – Culmina Family state



The Sommelier Prep Course – Gibson

Jancis Robinson’s Wine Course – Jancis Robinson