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Central Otago Young Cellarhand Competition - 10 February

We are very pleased to advise the details of our inaugural Central Otago Young Cellarhand competition being held on Friday, 10th February.

If you are currently living in Central Otago, working in the Central Otago wine industry and are 35 years of age or younger as at the 31 December 2017 then we want to hear from you!

Details for the 2017 Central Otago Young Cellarhand competition are as follows:

Date: Friday, 10th February

Time: 12pm - 6pm

Venue: VinPro Winery, Wolter Crescent, Cromwell

Application forms should be returned to Natalie Wilson at COWA no later than Friday, 3rd February either via e: or posted c/- COWA, PO Box 155, Cromwell 9342 or dropped into the COWA & COPNL offices at 8 Pinot Noir Drive, Cromwell.

To download a copy of the application form please click here.

The Central Otago Young Cellarhand competition has been developed specifically with our young Central Otago Cellarhands in mind. Run in a similar format to the Bayer Young Viticulturist Competition the contestants will rotate through 8 sectors (30mins each) which will include a combination of both theory and practical questions. The afternoon will conclude with the "Vin Olympics" and a BBQ and prizegiving.

We are very grateful to COWA and COPNL's Industry Partner VinPro for allowing us to hold the competition at their winery. We are currently in talks with a couple of key sponsors and we hope to be able to confirm their involvement and some great prizes in the next couple of weeks.

COWA and COPNL are very committed to continuing to attract, develop and retain great talent in both viticulture and winemaking and we see the Central Otago Young Cellarhand competition as another step in recognising our emerging talent and assisting them to reach their full potential. We'd like to ask that you strongly encourage your staff to enter.

If you have any queries regarding the competition please feel free to contact either Natalie Wilson, e: or t: 021 104 2513 or Event Organiser - Olivia Ross, e: or t: 021 065 992.



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