The Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition is now in its fifteenth year. It is a fantastic opportunity for Young Vits (30 yrs or under) to up skill, grow in confidence, widen their network and start making a name for themselves within the industry. The competition is based on six regional competitions, culminating in a national final. SEE HERE FOR 2020 COMPETITION DATES. For terms and conditions as well as the ENTRY FORM SEE HERE.
The contestants undergo a mix of practical and theoretical questions which include pruning, netting, machinery, pests and diseases, budgeting, nutrition, wine knowledge, trellising and an interview. They go head to head in the BioStart Hortisports race, a quick fire buzzer round and also give a speech at the awards dinner.
Education Days will run around the country during May to help prepare the contestants for the competition. SEE HERE FOR EDUCATION DAY dates.
Fruitfed Supllies are proud to sponsor The Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition to support the growth of tomorrows leaders in our industry.