Seminars


9.30-11.00


Venturing into viticulture in a changing climate

Simon Thorpe MW, WineGB (session chair)
What WineGB can do for you?

Dr Alistair Nesbitt, Vinescapes:
The future climate for grape growing in the UK

James Dodson, Vine Works Ltd
Setting up a vineyard: the costs and practical considerations

Mitchel Fowler, Ferovinum Ltd
Innovative inventory finance to fuel the next chapter of growth for UK Wine


11.00 -12.00


Building a sustainable business through wine tourism

Julia Trustram Eve, WineGB (session chair)
WineGB Best Practice Guidelines

Paul Harley, Plumpton College
Who is the wine tourist?

Jo Smith, Wine Garden of England
Best practice in action – working collaboratively to develop regional presence


14.00-15.00


High achievers: yield and quality

Matt Strugnell, Ridgeview Wine Estate (session chair)
Quality vs yield vs style

Dr Greg Dunn, Plumpton College
Securing sustainable yields in a UK vineyard

Alex Valsecchi, Albury Organic Vineyard
Yield management for organic vineyards


15.10-16.00


Malolactic fermentation: why, when and how

Emma Rice, Hattingley Valley Wines Ltd (session chair)
Why do MLF: The benefits and risks

Nick Lane, Defined Wine Ltd
When to do MLF: Sequential or co-inoculation

David Cowderoy, BevTech Ltd
How to do MLF: Inoculated or spontaneous