WineGB will be hosting the Seminar programme at this year’s Vineyard & Winery Show. The line-up promises to cover a wide range of topics to inform and update industry members and those just making their first steps into the world grape growing and wine production in Britain. To mix things up a bit, the sessions will take several formats to include panel discussions, presentations from industry experts and operators, a debate, and peer-to-peer experience and advice sharing.
Career options, viticulture, marketing and winery management will be covered in the sessions that take place across the day. Sustainability will be a particular focus in the section dedicated to winery activity, although it permeates across the whole offering and highlights the crucial work of WineGB’s industry sustainability programme, Sustainable Wines of Great Britain.
The many career opportunities that lie within the industry will be discussed, with speakers who have pursued different job journeys; the viticulture feature will explore the decisions to be made when choosing which varieties to plant; the focus on business and marketing will be an insightful discussion on consumer decisions and optimising routes to market in these challenging economic times, and the winemaking segment will look at sustainable management in the winery – a hot topic for many.
“We’ve put together a bold line up of talks and speakers for this year’s seminar programme,” comments Simon Thorpe MW. “Our content covers constructive information for those new to the industry, with plenty of valuable insight for the many long-standing members of the industry that will also be at the Show. WineGB’s team will be out in force on their stand at the show as well, to provide further information and guidance to members and those that are considering joining.”