Vineyard Magazine are pleased to announce that a broad range of topics will be covered at this year’s show, which is once again sponsored by Ferovinum. Hosted by Vineyard & Winery Show partners WineGB, the seminars will take place within a bespoke marquee to ensure each talk can be listened to without interference. New CEO of WineGB Nicola Bates will welcome participants at 9am which will be followed by a keynote speaker.
Nicola commented: “I am looking forward to delivering the opening address for the seminar programme at The Vineyard & Winery Show. WineGB is delighted to be organising the programme again this year. It gives us the opportunity to address topical issues and create useful and informative content for the GB wine industry. As the trade body representing the English and Welsh wine sector, we are well-placed to assess the needs of our vineyards and wineries. With the help of our Work Group chairs, we’ve created a programme that deals with current and future trends to help you secure and develop your business now and in the years ahead.”
The seminar programme has been built around the theme of ‘securing your business now and in the future’. The morning sessions will focus on business development, with panel discussions on wine tourism and export. The wine tourism session will outline the trends and growth opportunities born out of Visit Britain’s latest research and will explain how to use oenotourism as a tool to expand your business. This will be followed by a session on export, specifically looking at funding which allows producers to hold stock in target export markets in Europe and the United States. The morning session will conclude with a Q&A session featuring experts in insurance, land management, planning, law, distribution, and brand development, who will answer all your pressing questions.
The afternoon sessions will focus on key topics in viticulture and winemaking, with panellists discussing the long-term impact of copper cultivation on soil, issues associated with herbicide drift, calcium instability in wine, and how to measure and reduce wastewater in the production process.