Best of both worlds – GrapeGrowers

by Sally Collings

Viticulture lecturer Dennis Vice, from the South East Institute of TAFE, has made good use of his background and watched the market closely to successfully find a niche for organically grown wine.

The Coonawarra* vineyards’s management philosophy is based on minimal inputs, and relies on technology, such as local weather forecasts to predict wind and temperature, especially during the spraying season.

“We are putting the cycle of the vines with the cycle of the weather. It’s also a matter of getting bums off tractor seats’ to be familiar with the lifecycle of vines,” Mr Vice said.

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