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Vines To Wines

An event set within Fruit Focus

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Vines to Wines brings together all those involved in the growing, production, distribution and sales of still and sparkling wine in the UK. In partnership with the United Kingdom Vineyards Association, it stimulates, encourages and explores the latest technical developments and business opportunities for wine production, showcasing every aspect. 

                         

 

Products & Services

Products, advice and services available include:

  • New Varieties
  • Crop Protection
  • Fertilisers & Nutrition
  • Viticulture Equipment
  • Vineyard Management
  • Winemaking & Wine Quality
  • Product Development
  • Winery Design
  • Sales & Marketing
Vines to Wines
Vines to Wines tour

Wine Skills Workshops

Technical Workshops are included in your ticket price - places are limited, book online.  NB These can only be booked when you are booking your ticket online in advance of attending the event.  The booking form is part of the ticket purchase process.

Fruit Focus has teamed up with the UKVA to offer some technical workshops set within the demonstration vineyard. 

Vines to Wines Timetable

10.00am – Canopy management - sunlight into wine
Dr Richard Smart

10.30am - Controlling disease for yield and quality
Duncan McNeill

11am - Vineyard Research Tour
Dr Emma Tilston
Planted in 2015, the research vineyard will produce its first crop this autumn. Tours will demonstrate NIAB ENR's work on the effects of soil health, weeds, crop phenology, microclimate, quality and yield of different soil management practices. 

12.00pm - UKVA Forum: Yield quality and profitability
Chair: 
Jo Cowderoy, General Secretary, UKVA
Speakers: 
Cameron Roucher, Vineyard Manager, Rathfinny Estate
Duncan McNeill, McNeill Vineyard Management
Dr Richard Smart, Smart Viticulture
Dr Julien Lecourt, NIAB EMR 

12.45pm: Discover the wines of England: tutored wine tasting session
Jo Cowderoy, General Secretary, UKVA

Wine production in the UK is growing fast, in terms of quality and reputation, as well as vineyard area.  This year a record-breaking one million vines will be planted in the UK and wine production is now one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the UK. This tutored tasting will explore a selection of award winning English still and sparkling wines, understanding the grape varieties and winemaking techniques that do so well in our climate.   The tutored tasting will be given by Jo Cowderoy who holds the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma.

Booking is required for the wine tasting session. Get your ticket now and book your space here.

1.00pm – Canopy management - sunlight into wine
Dr Richard Smart

1.30pm – Controlling disease for yield and quality
Duncan McNeill

2.30pm – Vineyard Tour
Dr Julien Lecourt
Planted in 2015, the research vineyard will produce its first crop this autumn. Tours will demonstrate NIAB ENR's work on the effects of soil health, weeds, crop phenology, microclimate, quality and yield of different soil management practices. 

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This year you can earn up to 6 BASIS points at Fruit Focus 2017.  Two of the six points on offer can be obtained by heading to the BASIS stand, number 164, and presenting a BASIS membership card to a member of the team. Those without a card can fill in a form with their details. A further four points can be rewarded by taking part in the Fruit Forums, Research Tours and Wineskills Workshops. Find out more.

 

NRoSO logoNRoSO will also be offering 6 points this year. 2 points can be earnt for attending Fruit Focus; visit their stand (no 166) to obtain these. A further 2 points will be awarded for attending one Vineyard research tour and the technical workshop “Controlling disease for yield and quality” which takes place at 10.30am and 1.30pm with Duncan McNeill.

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