Viti-Culture 2021 is a one day free to attend event that focus’ on technical developers, innovators, supplies and services directly or indirectly involved in Wine Production - from Soil to Cellar
WELCOME to Viti-Culture LIVE !
Patron; Oz Clarke O.B.E.
10th June 2021, Plumpton College, East Sussex. BN7 3AE
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.
One again there will still be the full itinerary of high quality seminars throughout the day that visitors expect.
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.
These are unprecedented times, of that there is no doubt and it is as important as ever to maintain the communication throughout the industry. 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 2021 is ideally placed to deliver that to every sector of the UK Wine Industry”.
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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 the 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! 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. 2020 saw the platform become virtual and kept the conversations going.
With the addition of Viti-Culture fortnightly e.Bulletin launched in December 2020 which is designed to bring the UK Viticulture Industry even closer there are even more opportunities to get involved whether you are contemplating investment or an already established wine business.
For a FULL 2019 SHOW REPORT please see our News Page