“Improving the diversity and resilience of Limestone Coast varieties and clones”

When: Wednesday 31st January 2018, 9.30am – 3pm

Where: Struan House, Riddoch Hwy, Struan

Cost; $50pp [incl GST], This Workshop is Sold Out.  TO be placed on the waiting list please email tech3@limestonecoastwine.com.au



9:30am INTRODUCTION; MC Russell Fisher

9.35 am Setting the scene; changes, challenges and choices for the LSC region.  Libby Tassie

10:00am Opportunities offered with future planting material; clones and varieties. Nick Dry

10:20am: Varietal development in the Adelaide Hills via Vine Improvement. Prue Henschke

10:40 am: Winemaking & Viticulture thoughts for the long term. Alex McKay                       

11.10am Local experiences; viticulture and marketing stories; panel of Peter Bird, Frank Di Giorgio,

11.30 Break & pouring 

11:45 Tasting: Current examples of Limestone Coast diversity.                                                                                                                                    

12.30  lunch  [& re-set for next tasting]

1.00 pm: Varieties of the future for cool climates; where is the market headed; a wine writer & marketing perspective Tim White

1.30 pm Tasting: Suggestions for future diversity.

2.00 pmLSC requirements to optimise access to high health, true to type planting material, and regional specific trial; Libby Tassie, Prue Henschke, Chris Brodie           

2.15 pm Future directions for LSC – facilitated discussion with Russell Fisher

  • Points to discuss and consider;
    • Winery preferred varieties,
    • Future for variety-clone-rootstock mix,
    • Alternate Varieties for LSC future environment,
    • availability of preferred selections and role vine improvement can play,
    • review and feedback from days proceedings and future directions,
  • NOTE – A Proceedings / Case study will be published from the out-comes of this workshop.

3:00pm: Close

  • Featured Wines;
    • Yalumba Cabernet clonal samples,
    • more …