Forums

WINEGB SOUTH EAST FORUMS

Join us for one of our informally run forums for commercial members. Each of the groups is chaired by a WineGB South East member with Matt Strugnell (Ridgeview) leading the Vineyard Managers’ Forum (VMF), Collete O'Leary (Henners Vineyard) chairing the Winemaking Forum and Kristina Studzinski (Off the Line Vineyard) leading the Business Forum group.The forums which meet approximately four times a year have proved to be hugely successful, allowing members to exchange information and ideas in an informal environment, and learning from their peers and expert speakers on topical issues.

VINEYARD MANAGERS’ FORUM (VMF)

Following a vineyard tour by the host vineyard manager (rotated by county for each session), ideas are exchanged and discussed on a wide range of topics including, grapevine trunk disease, pruning methods, cane selection, frost protection and vineyard machinery. If you would like further information about this forum, please email Matt Stugnell at [email protected]

WINEMAKERS FORUM

These sessions start with a tour of a producer's winemaking facilities, followed by informative discussions around practical issues, such as base wines, comparative cold stabilisation techniques, pre bottling SO2 regimes and pre bottling activity. If you would like further information about this forum, please email Collette O'Leary at [email protected]

BUSINESS FORUM

This forum covers business matters that are relevant to running a vineyard/winery and selling your wine.  Presenters are often invited to these sessions and cover interesting and relevant topics, such as wholesaling, tax and accounting, heath and safety, which generate useful and interactive debate. If you would like further information about this forum, please email Kristina Studzinski at [email protected]

WINEGB SOUTH EAST ONLINE FORUM SITE

We have introduced an online forum site to run alongside the VMF, winemaking and business forum groups. This gives members the opportunity to discuss topical issues with their peers on a daily basis.  The site is for WineGB South East members only and can only be accessed by members. For more information about the online forum site, please contact Belinda Mercer, General Secretary, WineGB South East.