Day 2 – Optimising fruit and wine quality
Friday 27 May, 9am–6pm
(Breakout sessions available on a first come, first served basis)
|Time||Day 2 – Optimising fruit and wine quality|
|8 ~ 9||Coffee and Registration|
|9 ~ 9.45||Optimising cool climate wine styles|
|10 ~ 11.40||Vineyard soils||The challenges involved in developing strong regional identities Part 1||Developments in vineyard pest and disease management|
|11.40 ~ 12.00||Coffee Break|
|12 ~ 13||English wine presentation & tasting (still wines)|
|13 ~ 14||Lunch/posters|
|14 ~ 15.40||New technologies for optimising fruit quality & vineyard management||Combatting Botrytis||Educating the wine industry|
|15.40 ~ 16||Coffee Break|
|16 ~ 18||Achieving vine balance in cool climate vineyards||Placing cool climate wines on the market||New research and application in wine microbiology|
- 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.
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.Read more
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.