winter symposium 2021

This winter, join Organic Winegrowers New Zealand for a one-day symposium on all aspects of organic wine, from soil to glass.

Monday 26 July           Central Otago

Wednesday 28 July      Marlborough

Friday 30 July              Hawke's Bay

Photo courtesy of Te Whare Ra wines

This event series is a new initiative, dedicated to bringing our industry together to share organic inspiration and education. These regional events are intended to evoke the spirit of the popular biennial Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference, which is not being held this year.


We will explore all aspects of organic wine together. All regional events will include a combination of nationally touring keynote speakers, and leading local organic practitioners. Speakers will cover growing, winemaking, science and marketing.


Key themes of all events will include:

• Regenerative agriculture and its relevance to organic winegrowing

• Organic conversion: real talk from experienced growers

• Natural winemaking

• The organic market in New Zealand and beyond


Each full-day event will culminate in a celebratory social tasting of organic wines.


This page will be updated with a full speaker programme and a link to online ticket sales in June.

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