Regional Industry Panels

Each Grape Days event will have a regional industry panel led by local experts to address topics of regional relevance.

Hawke's Bay

Part 1 topic: Downy mildew management – what did we learn from the 2021-2022 season?

Part 2 topic: Innovative viticulture


  • Jonathan Hamlet (Craggy Range) - session chair and panel discussion moderator
  • Sam Bain (Villa Maria)
  • Claire Pinker (Pernod Ricard)
  • Paul Robinson (Villa Maria)
  • Jon Peet (Fruitfed Supplies)
  • Ian Quinn (Two Terraces and Hawkes Bay Winegrowers)
  • Brenton O’Riley



Part 1 topic: The changing culture of farming and wine production

Part 2 topic: Overcoming labour constraints in viticulture (reactive verse planned management)


  • Marcus Pickens (Wine Marlborough) – session chair
  • Julia Frew (Pernod Ricard)
  • Cathy Gamlen (Indevin)
  • David Bullivant (Babich) – discussion panel moderator (Part 2)
  • Ben McLauchlan
  • Tanya Pouwhare (New Zealand Ethical Employers)
  • Jess Wilson (Whitehaven)
  • Logie MacKenzie (Berakah vineyard management)


Central Otago

Topic: Cover cropping for local conditions


  • Kirstin Wright (Three miners) – session chair
  • Mike Wolfenden – discussion panel moderator
  • Nick Paulin (Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates)
  • Hamish Hay (Chard Farm)
  • Annabel Bulk (Felton Road)
  • Shane Livingstone (Burn Cottage)


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