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Vineyard Soils in Central Otago

This is the first in a series of talks on Central Otago vineyard soils, how to manage them, and their relationship to wine flavours. Ian Percy from Aitkens Folly Vineyard and Roger Gibson of Lowburn Ferry , both passionate local soil enthusiasts will be hosting the first session.

Date: Thursday 30 October

Time: 4pm

Venue: Lake Dunstan Yacht Club, McNulty Inlet, Cromwell

Cost: COWA members $20 + GST per person or non-COWA members $30 + GST per person

Registrations to Natalie Wilson, e: or t: 021 104 2513 by Tuesday 28 October


Ian Percy will describe the geological history of Central Otago, where the soils come from, what the base materials are, and how these influence our soils. Roger Gibson will then tell us more about the special characteristics of Central Otago soils from a vineyard perspective. These talks are the introduction to further talks in this series when we will focus on how to use and interpret soil tests, and the relationships between soils and wine flavours.

Head along and expand your knowledge about the complexities of Central Otago soils.



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