Young Viticulturist of the Year Regional Competitions

Young Viticulturist finalists in action.
The 2019 competition

The Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition is now in its fifteenth year.

The programme provides a fantastic opportunity for Young Viticulturists (30 years or under) to upskill, grow in confidence, widen their network and start making a name for themselves within the industry.

The competition is based on six regional competitions, culminating in a national final.

The contestants must undergo a mix of practical and theoretical questions which include pruning, netting, machinery, pests and diseases, budgeting, nutrition, wine knowledge, trellising and an interview. They go head to head in the BioStart Hortisports race, a quickfire buzzer round and also give a speech at the awards dinner.  

Back to all events
Back to top