WineGB organises technical conferences each year with internationally renowned speakers and acknowledged experts in their fields. Attendees often include overseas visitors giving the opportunity to exchange ideas and experience globally. Conferences are generally open to all with members paying a substantially discounted rate.
WineGB Viticulture Technical Conference 17-19 Nov 2020
The Secrets of Soil: A vineyard's most valuable resource
Our second viticulture technical conference focussing on a less understood, rather undervalued, but vitally important resource for successful yields and production of quality grapes.
Held online with informative presentations from internationally renowned experts.
Presentations available for Members - please log in to view.
'Shaping the UK wine industry for the future and developing your business today'
The first WineGB Business & Marketing Members’ Conference, took place at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey, on Thursday 30th January 2020. A great line up of expert speakers including: Robert Joseph, Steve Charters MW, Sarah Abbott MW, David Cox, Justin Howard Sneyd MW, Mike Paul and Laura Bielinski. Conference chair: Ruth Simpson (Simpsons Wine Estate). For more details visit the conference web page or download the FLYER.
WineGB Winemaking Technical Conference 2019
Held at Denbies Wine Estate in June 2019 and attended by well over 100 delegates, including 27 sparkling winemakers from Canada. the theme was 'Educate, Inspire, Collaborate' and included speakers with expertise in wine chemistry, sparkling winemaking methods and using yeasts as biological tools. A technical question and answer session was held with UK and international experts.
WineGB Viticulture Technical Conference 2018
Held at Denbies Wine Estate in November 2018 and attended by over 150 delegates. There were presentations from 5 world experts on a range of subjects from fungi in the vineyard to precision viticulture and the effects of soil, season and site.
AGM and Members' Conferences
As well as the technical conferences, WineGB holds a members' conference each year after the AGM.
28 APRIL 2020 - WINEGB AGM AND MEMBERS' CONFERENCE.
The AGM this year was a virtual event due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The 2019 WineGB AGM and Members' Conference took place on 2nd May at Vintner's Hall, London. Over 120 members of the UK wine production industry attended, showing the interest and enthusiasm from a small, but fast developing, region and that UK wine producers are taking sustainability very seriously.
You can read the WineGB Chairman's Report here.
In addition to the formal AGM there is a members conference on the same day and in 2019 the theme was 'How Will the UK Embrace Sustainable Viticulture?' with industry expert speakers covering a wide range of subjects, including:
- Champagne and Sustainable Development: Diagnosis to Action
- Climate Resilience in the UK Wine Production Sector
- Vineyards in Protected Landscapes - Challenges and Opportunities
- Climate Change and Climate Resilience: Growing Quality Wine into the Future
- How can UK Wine be More Sustainable?