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.

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Webinar: Rethinking pruning to support vine ageing

Main presentation: 8th July 2020, 5.30pm-7pm

Q&A followup: 15th July 2020, 5.30pm-7pm

Join Organic Winegrowers New Zealand for a webinar with French pruning expert François Dal on 8th July. There will be a followup session a week later on the 15th for growers to return with questions after trying out François' recommendations in the vineyard.


François will explain physiological particularities of vines which are relevant to pruning decisions, and will then explore the impact on the vine from different types of cuts during pruning. He will explain optimal pruning and adaptations to the usual NZ pruning style.


François Dal is an agricultural engineer who specialises in crop protection. François has worked extensively on trunk diseases, particularly on the impact of pruning practices. For over 10 years, he has hosted pruning courses throughout Europe. His expertise crosses conventional, organic and biodynamic systems. This will be a rare opportunity to listen to an expert speaking to us live from Europe.


This is a free event, brought to you by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand with the support of Waikaitu, sponsors of our 2020 seminar series. Thanks also to New Zealand Winegrowers for technical support.


Registration is required. Please register online here:

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