Sustainability in the Vineyard

Following our recent events on the Future of Wine, alongside our Americas and Sustainable Packaging conferences, we’re hosting this event on how to define sustainable viticulture, and how it’s best put into practice for people, planet and of course, economic benefit.

Please stay tuned. We will be releasing more information about this conference soon. Register to receive updates via email.

We’re also looking for speakers, sponsors and supporters to join – please contact us to get involved.

 

Agenda highlights

  • How can viticulture lead on tackling the climate crisis?
  • “Regenerative” in agriculture is all the rage. But should it be?
  • Water usage - what can vineyards and wineries do to improve efficiency and reduce their water footprint?
  • All the tools in the toolbox: Why we need to move beyond organic vs ‘conventional’
  • Measuring and managing soil health, and working out how to have healthier, and more climate resilient soils
  • How to work with grape growers to make them more sustainable
  • Vineyard labour: Your pickers are a huge asset. What’s the best way to improve their lives, and help your harvests?
  • What’s the future of vineyard sustainability standards and certification?

Confirmed Speakers

Chris Foss
Chair
WineGB
Basile Tesseron
Owner and Winemaker
Château Lafon-Rochet
Lauren Holman
Sales Manager and Sustainability Lead
Château Léoube
Charles Philipponat
CEO
Champagne Philipponnat
Nicole Rolet
Owner
Chêne Bleu
Ernst Loosen
Owner & Winemaker
Dr. Loosen
Alistair Nesbitt
CEO
Vinescapes
Jon Entine
Executive Director
Genetic Literacy Project
Michele Manelli
CEO
Salcheto
Stefano Stefanucci
Director
Equalitas
Abby Rose
Co-founder
Vidacycle
Bruno Le Breton
Owner and Winemaker
BLB Vignobles
Stephen Cronk
CEO & Founder
Mirabeau Wine
Marcus Ihre
Sustainability Manager
Systembolaget
João L. Barroso
Sustainability Programme Coordinator,
Wines of Alentejo
Eloi Jacob
Managing Director
Château Fourcas Hosten
Marion Merker
Marketing Manager
Château de La Dauphine
Fred Loimer
Founding Member
Respekt-BIODYN
Marie-Laure Latorre
Managing Director
Château Jean Faure
Jane Rickson
Professor of Soil Erosion and Conservation
Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute, Cranfield University
Tatiana Svinartchuk
Head of Economy and Law Unit
OIV - International Organisation of Vine and Wine
Anne Bousquet
President & Co-Founder
Domaine Bousquet