Final seminars: Numbers, reflections… and wines to taste!

Please join us for the final public events of the Organic Focus Vineyard Project.

The themes are: Numbers, Reflections… and Wine!

Org SyrahMarlborough: Friday, 21st Nov 2014, 1pm, at Wither Hills Winery

Central Otago: Friday, 28th Nov 2014, 1pm, at the Yacht Club, Cromwell

Hawkes Bay: Wednesday, 3rd Dec, 2014, 2pm, at Mission Estate Winery

For three years, our three focus vineyards have been split into organic and conventional blocks, and monitored at every turn.

At these final events, we’ll be presenting:

• The numbers: how things stacked up at all three focus vineyards nationwide. Yields, operating costs, changes in soils, and more.

• Winemaker reflections: How did the organic and conventional grapes compare at the winery? Listen to your region’s focus vineyard winemaker and taste the wines yourself, the first time these wines will be shown to the public! We will also have some organic/conventional paired wines from the other project regions available for tasting.

• Final reflections on the organic conversion process, from your region’s focus vineyard manager / viticulturist.

• Organic business. Hear from the focus vineyard company’s management and/or another local organic winery leader about how organic production fits into their business.

In short, if you have any interest in organic production, this one is not to be missed.

We’re so grateful to our amazing research providers, focus vineyard managers and winemakers for pulling together all the learning that will be shared.

Organic Sauvignon machine harvest 2014, Wither Hills, Marlborough

Organic Sauvignon machine harvest 2014, Wither Hills, Marlborough

Organic Pinot Noir harvest 2014, Wither Hills, Marlborough

Organic Pinot Noir harvest 2014, Wither Hills, Marlborough