Knowledge is power.

We regularly hold workshops and seminars on ecologically wise winegrowing practices, from the vineyard to the winery.

Events are open to all NZ winegrowers, with plenty to learn regardless of your current organic status.

We'll post details of upcoming workshops here when applicable, so keep an eye on this page to stay up to date on coming events in your region.


Calendar of events below.

Photo courtesy of Clos Henri

Photo courtesy of Black Estate

Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) workshops


Organic Winegrowers NZ, Bragato Research Institute (BRI) and the regional winegrowing associations are teaming up to deliver a series of Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) workshops this spring. Graham Shepherd, a leader in the field of soil observation, will lead the workshops.

This will be a full-day workshop, with a morning classroom session and an afternoon field session, teaching growers how to assess soil quality in the field. It will be a great opportunity for local winegrowers to get together and learn from an independent expert about soil health, soil management and practical soil assessment in the field.


You can visit Graham Shepherd's website for further information.


Workshop dates


  • Hawke's Bay: Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Wairarapa: Wednesday, November 4th

  • Marlborough: Thursday, November 5th

  • Central Otago: Wednesday, November 11th

  • North Canterbury: Wednesday November 18th

  • Nelson: Friday, November 20th

Numbers are strictly limited. These workshops are open to all members of Organic Winegrowers New Zealand and/or New Zealand Winegrowers.


Members should have received emailed links to register. If you have not received a link to register, contact us


Thanks also to Waikaitu, co-sponsors of our 2020 seminar series.

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