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Viti-Culture 2020 is a one day free to attend VIRTUAL event that focus’ on technical developers, innovators, supplies and services directly or indirectly involved in Wine Production - from Soil to Cellar

2020 Exhibitor & Cellar Door Applications AVAILABLE NOW!!

01622 815356 | karen@grapevine.events 

DOWNLOAD THE FULLY INTERACTIVE EXHIBITOR PACK HERE

DOWNLOAD THE FREE UK VINEYARD CELLAR DOOR PACK HERE

Both Packs are Fully Interactive, so no need for printing and posting! Simply save and email to The Viti-Culture.com Team to confirm your booking.

WELCOME to Viti-Culture LIVE !

9th July 2020

As a result of the current crisis, Viti-Culture has become an online virtual show for 2020. Grape Vine Events Ltd, organisers of the event have invested heavily in building their bespoke platform over recent weeks which means that the successful annual event can be held this year rather than succumbing in the same way as so many other events and shows have done. Hosted completely on the Viti-Culture.com website, visitors will be able to “visit” exhibitors on their individual stands. Each stand will be clearly branded and pre-populated with plenty of relevant and interesting material such as video etc and will have the facility to host live chat.

There will still be the full itinerary of high quality seminars throughout the day that visitors expect. Full joining instructions and timings will be publicised in advance so you won’t have to worry about missing a thing! The live webinars will also give an opportunity for live Q&A’s on “Show Day”.

We are thrilled to announce that our headline seminar will be led by Richard Bampfield MW who will be joined by Stephen Skelton MW and Matt Strugnell, Vineyard Manager at Ridgeview to discuss the current and sometimes contentious issues facing the UK Wine Industry.

In addition, we will be offering free space to vineyards to create their own virtual cellar door, especially useful for those who don’t have an online presence already and as a supporting outlet for those already established. As a visitor, what could be better than viewing the vast array of supplies and services available to viticulturists, attend 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 31st December 2020, so visitors will still be able to pop in 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.

GVE will also make the virtual event platform available to any other event organisers who are looking to take their show online in a meaningful and professional way at a fraction of the cost of existing off-the-shelf products.

“In these tricky times, it is as important as ever to maintain the communication throughout the industry. These are unprecedented times, of that there is no doubt. The wine industry is one that looks at probability and severity when writing business plans and risk assessments and is pre-programmed to mitigate that risk. Resilience is our middle name! We do it all of the time, so we should be using that knowledge, shared experiences, opinions and advice to help everyone in our industry wherever and whenever we can. Viti-Culture LIVE 2020 is ideally placed to deliver that to every sector of the UK Wine Industry”.

Viti-Culture provides a showcase for interested and prospective growers to come and speak to experts and find out more about any aspect of wine production.  Whether you have an already established vineyard and winery, are looking to plant, or want to invest in your own production facilities, numerous exhibitors, from vineyard consultants, to land agents, specialist machinery manufacturers and dealers, winery equipment suppliers, agronomists, brand and packaging specialists, and professional service providers, attend Viti-Culture to advise on every aspect of establishing and managing a vineyard, to producing, packaging and marketing the wines.

Office: 01622 815356 or email us on: lynsey@grapevine.eventskaren@grapevine.events

A little bit of history……..

Following many months’ preparation and building anticipation from viticulturalists and winemakers across the UK, the inaugural 2019 Viti-Culture show proved to be a momentous success.

Taking place in July 2019 at Plumpton College, Sussex, the first UK event of its kind, conceived and organised by Grape Vine Events with support from media partner Vineyard magazine, saw over 1,200 visitors through the gates.

The free-to-attend one-day show was designed to focus on supplies and services available to growers and winemakers by showcasing Exhibitor Pack 2020 – Fully Interactive! very latest machinery and equipment as well as the myriad of professional services and supplies needed from soil to cellar.

Set against an incredibly picturesque backdrop of the South Downs, it certainly didn’t disappoint. 80 trade exhibitors were on hand to provide vineyard owners, managers, winemakers and those looking to plant their first vines, with specialist advice.

“As with all new events, the first year is about testing the water – or in this case, wine!,” said Karen Wheeler, director at Grape Vine Events Ltd. “While we were always confident how well the show would be received, the response from exhibitors and visitors alike has been outstanding and far-beyond what we could have possibly hoped for. Many exhibitors expressed their gratitude for having the right forum to showcase their business at last, while visitors relished the opportunity to hear experts from across the industry speak during the full day of seminars and meetings.”

For a FULL 2019 SHOW REPORT please see our News Page

 

Our Hosts - Plumpton College, BN7 3AE - the home of the UK Wine Industry

If you’re passionate about the wine industry, you’ve certainly come to the right place.

Facilities & Courses

With the finest facilities and courses available in the UK, Plumpton College offers students all of the knowledge they’ll need to be successful in this highly competitive industry. Plumpton is renowned for being the UK’s centre for excellence in wine; giving students vital access to first-class education, training and research. Students can benefit from excellent links with wine producers and distilleries, including visits to the world’s key marketplaces in wine.

Industry Training

Plumpton College also provides industry training for vineyards and wineries through their WineSkills extension programme. They have 10 hectares of vineyards producing 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wines each year at Plumpton.
Plumpton College can also boast a purpose-built Plumpton Wine Centre which includes a commercial winery, research winery, laboratories and a sensory evaluation room.

WINESKILLS EXTENSION PROGRAMME