Keep updated on the latest developments in wine grape cultivation by attending Winetech and Vinpro’s six regional information days from 6 to 23 May 2019.

The Winetech Vinpro information days form part of the South African wine industry’s Technology Transfer Project, which aims to share updated oenological and viticultural research, technology and knowledge with the industry on various platforms. The information days are made possible by Pellenc.

The programme content varies per region and includes:

  • Overview of the SA wine industry – Pierre-André Rabie, Vinpro
  • Applications of a climate database for the wine industry – Tara Southey, US
  • Latest research projects in the wine industry – Lucinda Heyns, Winetech
  • Benefits of a learner management system for the wine industry – Kachné Ross, Winetech
  • TropicSafe research on Aster Yellows in wine grapes – Gert Pietersen, Pathsol
  • Sustainable crop protection – Andrew Bennett & Dirk Uys, Bayer
  • Practical weed control strategies for 2019 – Pieter le Roux, Villa Crop
  • Potential new cover crops for Worcester and Breedekloof – Ivan Jansen van Rensburg, Barenbrug
  • How climate influenced the 2019 wine grape harvest – Albert Strever, US
  • The management of brackish soils – Heinrich Schloms, Vinpro
  • Dissecting a challenging 2018/19 growing season: perspectives from climate to plant water status, plant reserves and grape must analysis – Tara Southey, US, Vink Lategan, US, Etienne Terblanche, Vinpro and Hanneli Smit, Vinlab.

The regional days are presented on the following dates and the costs range from R200 to R250 per person.

6 May at 09:30 at Aan de Doorns Cellar
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Contact Soria Muir at 023 347 1566,

9 May at 08:15 at Fynbos Estate
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Contact Gaynor Fortuin at 021 276 0432,

14 May at 08:30 at Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre
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Contact Marie-Louise Janse van Rensburg at 023 626 3017,

15 May at 08:15 at Nelson Estate
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Contact Gaynor Fortuin at 021 276 0432,

16 May at 08:30 at Die Keldery
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Contact Gert Engelbrecht at 072 152 4028,

23 May at 08:30 at JC le Roux
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Contact Gaynor Fortuin at 021 276 0432,

GENERAL ENQUIRIES: Gaynor Fortuin at 021 276 0432,

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