WineGB Viticulture Webinars

Expert advice and discussion available to you online

WineGB has devised a series of one-hour webinars and peer-to-peer online meetings. We’re bringing together business and industry experts alongside industry peers to share their knowledge, practical advice and experience. Each webinar includes a Q&A session.

Coming up:

Pruning Question Time

Thursday 18 February 2021, 5pm

Speakers:

Chair – Stephen Skelton - WineGB Viticulture Working Group
Greg Dunn – Plumpton College
Other speakers TBC

Details:

Pruning Question Time is an opportunity for both vineyard owners and for those thinking of setting up vineyards to ask a panel of experts all about pruning, training and trellising. Such topics as vine spacing, vine density, pruning types and styles, trellising and the different options for trellising, can all be covered – its up to participants to ask the questions. The expert panel will be made up of James Dodson, founder of VineWorks, one of the leading vineyard contractors in Britain, Greg Dunn, Head of the Wine Department at Plumpton College, and Stephen Skelton MW, Chair of the WineGB Viticulture Working Group.

We want members/participants to send in their questions beforehand, with photos if necessary - please submit here

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Coming up:

Vineyard Apprenticeship Scheme

The recording of this webinar is now available to members to view in the Members' Area of the website
07 January 2021, 5pm

Speakers:

Chair – Simon Thorpe MW, WineGB CEO
Jeremy Kerswell – Principal, Plumpton College
Dan Karlsson – Head of Account Management, Plumpton College

Details:

Despite the real challenges that so many businesses will be facing in the current climate, there has never been a more important time to think about your workforce, whether you are looking to bring innovative ideas to your organisation by employing a new member of staff, wish to up-skill your existing workforce to achieve new business expectations or plan for your future needs. WineGB are pleased to welcome Plumpton College, UK Centre of Excellence for education, training and research to speak about how modern apprenticeships are a productive and cost effective way of ensuring that you have that skilled workforce for your immediate and future business requirements. This webinar will cover everything from the basics of ‘what is an apprenticeship’ and ‘financial incentives available for employers’ to ‘employer obligations and requirements’ and ‘apprentice recruitment support’ along with more detailed information about the UK’s only nationally delivered Viticulture apprenticeship programme.

This is an invaluable opportunity for UK vineyards.

If you have any questions ahead of the webinar, please send to [email protected]

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On Video:

The following webinars are available as recordings along with any associated presentation materials. Most are only available to WineGB members via login although some (marked) are publicly available. If you click on one of the titles and are not logged in you will be taken to the login page.

Webinar Title Recorded Publicly Available
Preparation for Harvest (Vineyard) 27-Aug-20
Canopy management 2 13-Aug-20
Yield Forecasting 30-Jul-20
Vine Nutrition 16-Jul-20
Canopy Management 1 02-Jul-20
Vineyard Pest & Disease Management 18-Jun-20
The Wonderful World of Weeds 03-Jun-20
Frost - What to do Next 20-May-20