Winter pruning

The workshop is being held at Dedham Vale Vineyard, Essex on 2015-02-13 00:00:00, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:00.

The Pruning Workshop will look to improve trainees all round technical pruning ability, and provide a greater understanding of how pruning relates to crop yield and quality. It also aims to provide a greater understanding of the number of two way relationships between winter pruning and many other aspects of viticulture.
Trainees should be able to use the knowledge gained to make pruning decisions with a view to optimising vine yields, wine quality and overall vineyard management.

Duncan McNeill started working in Viticulture in Central Otago, NZ in 2001. He studied Viticulture at Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay, NZ, whilst managing 11Ha vineyard in Central Otago until 2004. Duncan spent 2005 working for a family run 12 Ha wine estate in the Pfalz region, Germany. He came back to England in 2006 to manage New Hall Vineyard in Essex, and to oversee the vineyard expansion of 80 acres. Duncan then became the Viticulture Advisor for FAST Ltd who consult to over 650 acres of vineyards. Duncan now runs his own vineyard management and consultancy business, McNeill Vineyard Management Ltd.

Venue Address:

Dedham Vale Vineyard, Essex