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We are pleased to announce an in-depth Spring Seminar Series sponsored by OWNZ:

Rethinking Sunlight into Wine
with Jono Frew and Greer Manderson

A discovery of the thought processes and actions essential to harnessing the power of sunlight through the lens of organic regenerative thinking.


Learn some of the theory behind why focusing on photosynthesis is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of growing plants, and take away some practical tips for managing this process in your own operation.

  • Scientific breakdown of how sunlight and photosynthetic performance drives productivity and resilience

  • Practical applications of how to maximize photosynthesis

  • Mindset shift toward more systems thinking, stepping away from treating symptoms and looking to address root causes

  • Understand the importance of and implement “Simple Complexity” on your vineyard

  • Practical exercise out in the vineyard of how to assess soil and ecosystem health and function.

  • Full Q&A Session

  • Resources given after the seminar series


For those of you who attended our 2021 Winter Symposia, Jono Frew will need no introduction. From an early career as an award-winning farmer and agronomist in the competitive conventional ag sector, he is now a big picture regenerative agriculture coach. Jono stands for bringing people and knowledge together and helping farmers reach new levels of profitability, resilience, joy and peace of mind. 


Greer Manderson complements Jono's practical side with data-driven science. She has a Bsc (Biological & Environmental Sciences) from the University of Canterbury. In 2021, Greer completed her BSc (First Class Honours) at Lincoln University, directing her research within the realm of regenerative agriculture. 

Wairarapa, Martinborough Town Hall - 17 Oct -
Hawke's Bay, Bostock Vineyard - 18 Oct -
Waiheke Island, Mudbrick - 20 Oct -
Central Otago, Lake Dunstan Boat Club - 25 Oct -
North Canterbury, Terrace Edge - 26 Oct -
Marlborough, Rock Ferry - 27 Oct -


All events will take place 10am - 3pm. Lunch will be provided. Please bring a bottle of interesting wine (organic if possible) to share at the end of the seminar.


OWNZ members: $75 + GST, non-members: $89 + GST

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Photo courtesy of Burn Cottage

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Blenheim | Marlborough | New Zealand

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