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Biostart Hortisports event

Biostart Hortisports event

The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022 is taking place Thursday 7th July, you are invited to come down for a BBQ lunch supplied by Fruitfed and cheer on the contestants in the Biostart Hortisports event. 12pm, Giesen house, 47 Stump Creek Road, Blenheim.

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Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition

Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition

  • 17th May
  • Education Day
  • 7th July
  • Competition Day
  • 7th July
  • Celebration Dinner

Recognising that great wines begin in the vineyard, the Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year competition celebrates the future of viticulture.

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The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022  Celebration Dinner

The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022  Celebration Dinner

Support the Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2022 Contestants. Cheer them on as they deliver their speeches and go head-to-head in a quick-fire Quiz! Hear from professional athlete and Captain of the Balance Vector - the highly successful New Zealand Adventure Racing Team - Nathan Fa’avae

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Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year Competition 2022

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year Competition 2022

  • 5th July 2022
  • Information Evening
  • 21 September 2022
  • Competition Day
  • 21 September 2022
  • Celebration

For emerging winemakers, the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year Competition is an opportunity to strengthen their skills and become future leaders within the winemaking community.

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Biostart Hortisports event
7 July 2022

Biostart Hortisports event

The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022 is now in its 17th year and is taking place on 7th July. This competition provides a fantastic opportunity for viticulturists 30 years or under to upskill, grow in confidence, widen their network and start making a name for themselves within the industry.

Eight young Marlborough contestants will undergo a mix of practical and theoretical questions which include pruning, irrigation, machinery, pests and diseases, budgeting, nutrition, trellising and an interview. They go head-to-head in the BioStart Hortisports event, a quickfire quiz as well as give a speech at the awards dinner.

The winner of the regional competition will then move on to compete in the National competition against six other regions.

We invite you to come down to the spectator Biostart Hortisports event taking place at 12pm, Giesen house, 47 Stump Creek Road, Blenheim.

 

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Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition
Multiple Dates

Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition

  • 17th May
  • Education Day
  • 7th July
  • Competition Day
  • 7th July
  • Celebration Dinner

Growing the future of the New Zealand wine industry. 

The Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition provides a fantastic opportunity for Young Viticulturists (30 years or under) to upskill, grow in confidence, widen their network and start making a name for themselves within the industry.

The competition is based on six regional competitions, culminating in a national final. Please visit the website for a full list of all region competition dates and full terms and conditions. 

Education Days will run around the country during June to help prepare the contestants for the competition. 

The contestants must undergo a mix of practical and theoretical questions which include pruning, netting, machinery, pests and diseases, budgeting, nutrition, wine knowledge, trellising and an interview. They go head to head in the BioStart Hortisports race, a quickfire buzzer round and also give a speech at the awards dinner.  

It is a tough but rewarding experience and the winner certainly earns the prestigious title of Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year. There are also some amazing prizes to be won at the regional and national competition.

The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022 Celebration Dinner

Support the Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2022 Contestants! Cheer them on as they deliver their speeches and go head-to-head in a quickfire Quiz! Hear from Professional athlete and Captain of the Balance Vector - the highly successful New Zealand Adventure Racing Team - Nathan Fa’avae. Tickets are $120+gst pp. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets

The competition is run entirely on the generosity of sponsors who not only support the competition financially but also with their time and expertise.  A huge thank you to the competition's National sponsors.

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The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022  Celebration Dinner
7 July 2022

The Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition 2022  Celebration Dinner

6 pm - Thursday 7 July 2022, Marlborough Events Centre, 42 Alfred Street, Blenheim 

Support the Corteva Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2022 Contestants. 

Cheer them on as they deliver their speeches and go head-to-head in a quickfire Quiz! Hear from Professional athlete and Captain of the Balance Vector - the highly successful New Zealand Adventure Racing Team - Nathan Fa’avae 

Included is a three-course meal provided by Karaka Cuisine. Beverages including non-alcoholic provided.  

Tickets available from $120+gst pp.  

Click here to purchase tickets 

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Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year Competition 2022
Multiple Dates

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year Competition 2022

  • 5th July 2022
  • Information Evening
  • 21 September 2022
  • Competition Day
  • 21 September 2022
  • Celebration

For emerging winemakers, the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year Competition is an opportunity to strengthen their skills and become future leaders within the winemaking community.

Founded in Marlborough in 2014, the competition has grown to become an important event for the wine industry. It is open to anyone aged 30 or under who is involved in wine production.

Contestants are tested on a wide range of skills and knowledge, all relating to winemaking.

The winner of the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Marlborough Young Winemaker of the Year Competition will carry on to compete in the National final against the other regions.

The competition is made possible thanks to the generosity of our National sponsors.  

Join The Tonnellerie de Mercurey Marlborough Young Winemaker of the Year Competition committee, previous contestants, winners, and sponsors for an evening of information drinks and nibbles. Learn all about the history of the competition, the 2022 event and hear from a previous National winner. All those under 30 involved with wine production are welcome. RSVP here 

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