Vineyards in a changing climate

Vine thinking: What will grape growing involve in the future? Photo by Megan Fisher

A series of workshops in north-east Victoria this month will explore the future of grape growing and winemaking in a changing climate.

The Vineyards of the Future workshop series will be hosted by North East Wine Zone.

Each of the workshops will include facilitated sessions with viticulturist and valuer Ben Rose and Australian Resilience Centre director Paul Ryan.

Mr Rose will discuss vineyards of the future and critical planning considerations to maintain viability and profitability.

Mr Ryan will explore risk and resilience and the role of climate and weather events that impact vineyard businesses.

Professor Snow Barlow will interpret climate science information for the North East Wine Zone.

Three workshops have been confirmed:

  • Monday, November 15: Chrismont Cellar Door, Cheshunt, hosted by Wines of King Valley. Register at:
  • Tuesday, November 16: The Red Stag, Eurobin, hosted by Alpine Valley Vignerons. Register at:
  • Wednesday, November 17: George Kerferd Hotel, Beechworth, hosted by Beechworth Vignerons. Register at:

The cost is $20 a person, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Numbers are limited.

For more information, email or phone 0408 475 539.

The workshops are supported by North East Catchment Management Authority, AgBiz Assist and Agriculture Victoria, with funding from the Federal Government’s National Landcare Program.