Day 2 – Optimising Fruit and Wine Quality

Day 2 – Optimising Fruit and Wine Quality

Optimising Cool Climate Wine Styles

This session explores cool climate wine styles, the challenges they face, and new methods to improve cool climate quality and expression.

Optimising Cool Climate Wine Styles – Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann

Vineyard Soils

  • Identify the most appropriate soil management techniques for your vineyard
  • Evaluate soil management techniques used in conventional, organic and biodynamic viticulture
  • Understand how vines respond to reduced water availability in different soils
  • Investigate the potential role of local microbial populations in determining regional differences in wine

Vineyard Soils – Dr Mat Goddard

Vineyard Soils – Glen. L. Creasy

Vineyard soils – Michela Centinari

Vineyard soils – Prof Randolf Kauer

The Challenges Involved In Developing Strong Regional Identities (Part 1)

An exploration of the issues surrounding regional branding in general, followed by case studies from Austria, Champagne and Chile. It will open with an introduction by Mike Paul (business and marketing consultant) on the relevance of regional brands followed by a presentation by Professor Steve Charters (Burgundy School of Business) on their role.

  • Gain a better understanding of the issues involved in creating a strong regional brand identity.
  • Find out how collaborative marketing initiatives can add value to the efforts of individual producers

Challenges involved in developing small regional identities – Mike Paul

Challenges involved in developing strong regional identities pt 1 – Steve Charters

Challenges involved in developing strong regional identities pt 1 – Willi KLINGER

Challenges involved in creating strong regional identities pt. 1 – David Menival

Developments in Vineyard Pest and Disease Management

  • Discover new techniques and technologies that will better support IPM strategies
  • Learn about new sprayer technology that adjusts pesticide application to canopy size
  • Evaluate the use of biological control agents and native plants for pest management

Developments in vineyard pests and disease management – Dr Andrew Landers

Developments in vineyard pests and disease management – Dr Dean Metcalf

Developments in vineyard pests and disease management – Mary Retallack 1

Developments in vineyard pests and disease management – Mary Retallack 2

Developments in vineyard pests and disease management – Prof Vittorio Rossi

English Still Wine Tasting

English Still Wine Tasting – Oz Clarke

New Technologies for Optimising Fruit Quality and Vineyard Management

  • Evaluate emerging vineyard technologies, including mechanical, remote sensing and information and communication
  • Find out about robots and apps which can give you valuable information about your vineyard

New technologies for optimsing fruit quality and vineyard management – Tony Proffitt

New technologies for optimising fruit quality and vineyard management – Javier Tardaguila

New technologies for optimising fruit quality and vineyard management – M Diagio

New technologies for optimising fruit quality and vineyard management – Marty Fisher

New technologies for optimising fruit quality and vineyard management – Neil Obbard

Combatting Botrytis

Botrytis one of the most important vine disease in the world, affecting both the quantity and the quality of our harvests.  It is also one of the more complex biologically, and cannot be managed reliably with routine spray programmes alone.

  • Update your knowledge and understanding of Botrytis management
  • Evaluate the use of interactive computer models to predict Botrytis infection in your vineyard
  • Evaluate the use of leaf removal, gibberellin application and UV-C radiation against Botrytis
  • Discover an app that accurately quantifies the level of Botrytis bunch rot infection in your harvest

Combatting botrytis – Dr Robert Beresford

Combatting botrytis – Dr Wayne Wilcox

Combatting botrytis – Xiangming Xu

Combating botrytis – Dr Beate Berkelmann-Löhnertz

Combating botrytis – Dr Gareth Hill

Educating the Wine Industry

A workshop for those interested in wine education, whether in an academic or business environment.

  • Realise the importance of wine education as part of the marketing mix for wine producers
  • Learn about innovations within an academic programme which enhance employability of students
  • Understand a new approach to tasting based on emotional expectations
  • Discuss the future of wine education with your peers

Educating the wine industry – Ian Harris

Educating the wine industry – Manuel Malfeito Ferreira

Educating the wine industry – Marianne McKay 1

Educating the wine industry – Marianne McKay 2

Achieving Vine Balance in Cool Climate Vineyards

  • Learn about the principal drivers of the vine in terms of growth and vigour
  • Learn what static measures can be taken to help achieve vine balance (soil types, rootstocks, varieties and clones)
  • Understand the part played by vine spacing, vine density and pruning systems in achieving vine balance
  • Understand what active measures such as pruning techniques, canopy management (shoot thinning, hedging, de-leafing), fruit thinning, and chemical intervention can do to help achieve vine balance
  • Debate the part that crop level plays in achieving vine balance in a cool climate

Achieving vine balance – Glen Creasy

Achieving vine balance – Thibaut Verdenal

Achieving vine balance in cool climate vineyards – Dr Mike Trought

Achieving vine balance in cool climate vineyards – Prof Manfred Stoll 1

Achieving vine balance in cool climate vineyards – Prof Manfred Stoll 2

Achieving vine balance in cool climate vineyards – Scott Gregan

Achieving vine balance in cool climate vineyards – Peter Hayes

Placing Cool Climate Wines On The Market

  • Gain a better understanding of what consumers value about cool climate wines
  • Reflect on how different consumers in different settings engage with the wine purchase decision
  • Gain more knowledge of how to develop brand cues and messaging that really appeals to target consumers

Placing cool climate wines on the market – Christine Parkinson

Placing cool climate wines on the market – Davy Zyw

Placing cool climate wines on the market – Justin Howard-Sneyd

Placing Cool Climate Wines on the market – Nigel Greening

New Research and Application in Wine Microbiology

  • Gain a better understanding of current theory, new developments and the latest areas of wine microbiology research
  • Better control malolactic fermentations in high acid wines
  • Learn about the positive sulphur compounds in cool climate wines

New research and applications in wine microbiology – Dr Remi Schneider

New research and applications in wine microbiology – Maret Du Toit MLF