WineSkills viticulture scheduled workshop

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Delegates will investigate and evaluate all the steps necessary for a successful vineyard planting operation. These include vineyard planning, preparing the ground, planting the vines and looking after them for the first few years of their lives.

The course is useful for vineyard managers and senior vineyard staff as well as people interested in the key area of the vineyard science.

Course Outline

  • Vineyard planning
  • Preparing the site; including
    • Levelling
    • Drainage
    • Pre-planting fertilisation
    • Cultivation
  • The planting operation- hand or machine?
  • Looking after the plantation in the first few years, including:
    • Tree tubes
    • Polythene mulching
    • Pruning

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Entry Requirements:

WineSkills workshops are best suited for people who have completed the Principles of Vinegrowing programme and/or have commercial vineyard experience.

Dates & Location:

16th March 2020

Time: 10:00- 16:15

Location: Plumpton College


1 Day course


£155 Course Fee


You can be assured that in choosing Plumpton, you'll be studying in the heart of the South East of England's dynamic wine production industry and benefiting from our close proximity to the London wine trade. We manage 10 hectares of vineyards here - producing about 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wine each year. 

At our Plumpton Wine Centre, you'll discover our outstanding purpose-built facility consisting of a commercial winery, laboratories, research winery plus a wine sensory evaluation room for you to use throughout your studies. 

Future Opportunities

You will develop valuable vocational skills during this programme. Gaining a good depth of knowledge combined with strong practical vineyard and winery skills, you’ll have lots of opportunities to choose from after graduating. You could become a vineyard manager or winemaker either in the UK or in one of the other wine-producing countries across the globe or establish your own vineyard or winery. Plumpton graduates are now actively involved in the wine industry throughout Europe and in Australasia, South Africa, Canada and the USA.   

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