The Viti-Culture LIVE! 2020 line-up boasts a schedule of top speakers and master classes that you won’t want to miss! Although we won’t be meeting in person for the event, it’s now easier than ever to attend the show from the comfort of your own home.
In 2019, the show was held for the first time at Plumpton College and hailed a huge success, with delegates from across the industry and the country attending the show. However, with the current crisis limiting the possibility of this the Viti-Culture team are very proud to have created a first of its kind, online version of the event.
Viti-Culture LIVE!, which Vineyard Magazine is once again media partner for, is completely hosted online from the www.viti-culture.com website. The event showcases the same level of fantastic seminars and gives attendees the opportunity to talk with exhibitors, using live chat to connect them on the day. The virtual stands will then remain live on the website until 31 December, something no other virtual show is offering currently and the Viti-Culture team hope this will help to support the industry through unprecedented times.
The headline seminar will be presented by Master of Wine (MW) Richard Bampfield, joined by Stephen Skelton MW and vineyard manager at Ridgeview Matt Strugnell. The seminar - ‘Viticulture: Tackling the thorniest issues’ will present the trio discussing the biggest issues facing the UK wine industry currently.
There will be five other seminars throughout the day, all of which can be seen in the timetable (on page 8), with some outstanding speakers covering topics from protecting against diseases and getting your yield forecasting right, to a look into the viticulture industry in South America. The day will conclude with a social wine tasting, hosted by Grape Vine Events, assisted by some very eminent guests including Oz Clarke who will be popping in!
A host of show updates and announcements will also be made via the Grape Vine Events newly launched forum for the industry – www.soil2cellar.com.
To add even more value for vineyards, the show is also hosting free space on the website for fourteen virtual cellar doors.
Event organisers, Grape Vine Events said: “As a visitor, what could be better than viewing the vast array of supplies and services available to viticulturists, attending high-level seminars and be able to view and shop at an array of UK vineyards virtual cellar doors all in one place? Everything will remain in place until 31 December 2020, so visitors will still be able to dip in and out right up to the end of the year! No other virtual show is offering such an extended platform – and we are proud to be able to support our industry to this extent through these uncharted times.”
Whether you’re already an established grower or interested in starting up, Viti-Culture provides the perfect opportunity to speak to experts about any aspect of wine production. The exhibitors and speakers will appeal to those who are establishing a vineyard as well as those interested in a variety of elements from packaging and marketing, crop protection and vineyard management systems alongside many other topics.
For show entry please register at the website: www.viti-culture.com
Below is the official Show Guide