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NIAB Vine & Wine Discovery Day 2023
Held on Thursday 14th September 2023, visitors will be briefed on NIAB’s current and future research for the vine and wine industry, reveal the new Wine Research Centre facilities, and introduce services to support both grape growers and wine producers.
09:30 Arrival and coffee
10:00 Welcome and introduction (Mario Caccamo)
10:15 Wine Innovation Centre: vision, research and future plans (Belinda Kemp)
10:35 Introducing the ‘NIAB Grape and Wine R&D Consortium’ (Belinda Kemp)
10:45 Latest developments in SWD research and control (Michelle Fountain)
11:10 Tour of the new winery and laboratory facilities (Belinda Kemp)
12:25 Lunch break
13:15 Tour of the Rhizolab – a facility to study soil, rootstocks and microbiome (Belinda Kemp & Flora O’Brien)
14:00 Tour of the research vineyard with up-dates on current research (Belinda Kemp and Flora O’Brien)
14:45 Tea and departure
Free and open to all, booking is essential as places are limited.