New Zealand’s Second Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference
“A brilliant get-together where people, land and wine all get to speak. It’s about unlocking New Zealand wine’s true potential.” John Saker, Wine Writer & Author
New Zealand’s second Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference is drawing near, with an impressive collection of international and local expert speakers, organic wine tastings and networking opportunities.
The conference will be held June 26-28 at Marlborough’s ASB Theatre. The event will include three days of presentations, NZ and international organic wine tastings, trade stands and an Organic Feast gala dinner. This year’s themes are “Liquid, Life and Label,” featuring special emphases on water, microbiology and marketing.
The conference, organised by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand, is currently in its second iteration. The first conference in 2015 was such a success that popular demand required a followup.
Guest speakers include:
• Powdery mildew expert Peter Wood (Plant & Food Research, CRI) and other researchers present on the science that underlies sound organic management.
• Wine writer Jamie Goode (UK / wineanorak.com) and other journalists will share the international buzz from the markets.
• Organic winemakers explain their philosophies, including Michael Glover (Mahana) and Rudi Bauer (Quartz Reef.)
• Viticulturist Joch Bosworth (McLaren Vale, Australia) and other long-time organic practitioners will impart wisdom born of experience.
The conference is being organised by a committee of organic producers who are passionate about sharing organic success stories with the wider industry.
“This was a tough harvest season for everyone,” notes committee member Bart Arnst. “However, organic growers saw a resilience in their fruit which was noted by all who viewed. Organic systems are working and effective under all climatic circumstances.”
Registration and more information is on the conference website: https://www.organicwineconference.com
Separate tickets to the New Zealand and international organic wine tastings are available for members of the public not attending the main event.