The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019

July 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Winner to be announced 29th August at Romeo Bragato 2019
McLean Park
Hawke's Bay

The Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year competition is a tough competition which helps grow the future viticultural leaders of New Zealand. Contestants are tested via both practical and theoretical challenges, on all aspects of vineyard management.  It also helps grow a strong viti community as relationships flourish between contestants, sponsors and other wine industry members.

The National Final takes place this year on 26 August at Villa Maria’s Te Awa Estate and continues throughout Bragato which is being held in Hawke’s Bay this year.  The national winner not only becomes the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 but wins an amazing prize package of a Hyundai Kona for a year, an Ecotrellis Travel Grant, Bahco golden secateurs, a leadership week and cash.  They also go on to represent the wine industry in the Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition in November.  There is also an AGMARDT prize for the best project and Riedel decanters for those coming second and third.