|Moore Stephens Markhams Young Viticulturist Competition|
In 2006 the first Young Viticulturist Competition began, with regional competitions throughout New Zealand culminating in the Finals which were held in conjunction with the Romeo Bragato Conference.
Since the inception, this competition has attracted a high caliber of entrants from throughout the country and is now recognized within the industry as being a leading accomplishment for young viticulturists to aspire to and achieve.
The regional competitions include: completing set tasks at a number of work stations, Horty Sport (where the contestant completes diverse activities), a General Knowledge Quiz and presenting a speech on a given topic.
The winner of each regional sector then competes in similar events on Tuesday 27 August 2013 with the quick fire questions being held during the Romeo Bragato Conference on Thursday 29 August and the final speeches being made during the formal Bragato Dinner.
The Moore Stephens Markhams Young Viticulturist Final winner goes on to enter the Grand Final of the Young Hort of the Year for the 2013 competition. This competition has been won by the Young Viticulturist winner in 2006 (Marcus Wickham), 2007 (Emma Taylor), 2009 (Caine Thompson), 2010 (Stuart Dudley) and Braden Crosby upheld the tradition in 2012 thus demonstrating the high standard of this competition and the competitors.
Pre Competition Open Day
This year following on from the successful Open Day held in Marlborough last year, both Marlborough and Hawkes Bay will be hosting an Open Day in June where people that are interested in the competition but not sure what it is all about can come along and have a beer or wine with previous competitors and some of the Judges to check out the competition. In addition the previous two winners – Nick Paulin from Peregrine in Central Otago and Braden Crosby from Borthwick Estate in Masterton will be in attendance – so if you wanted to find out what the competitions were like all the way through to the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition this would be your chance.
Hawkes Bay Open Day
Date: Tuesday 25 June 2013
Venue: Te Awa Cellar Door, SH 50
Marlborough Open Day
Date: Thursday 27 June 2013
Venue: Moa Cellar Door, Jacksons Rd
For more information contact:
National competition organiser
Villa Maria Estate
Phone 021 412 953
For information on the 2013 regional competitions, please contact the below coordinators.
Please contact email@example.com or call 06 833 7440 for more information, or if you are from the following regions you can contact:
Contact - Caine Thompson
P: 06 845 9350
Competition date: Friday 2 August 2013
Contact Central Otago Winegrowers Assoc - Natalie Wilson
P: 03 445 4499
Competition date: Saturday 13 July 2013
Contact Wine Marlborough - Sarah Booker
P: 03 577 9299
Competition date: Friday 26 July 2013
To download the entry form click www.bragato.org.nz/docs/YoungVitEntryForm2013.pdf
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Moore Stephens Markhams www.markhams.co.nz
Cellar Selection Sponsors:
Constellation New Zealand www.constellationnz.com
Eco Trellis www.nztubemills.co.nz
Orchard Rite - www.fruitfed.co.nz
New Zealand Winegrowers
Moore Stephens Markhams Young Viticulturist Entry Form and Rules
For a copy of the entry form and rules, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NZSVO Travel Grant
The organisers of the Moore Stephens Markhams Competition would like to thank the New Zealand Society for Viticulture and Oenology for their sponsorship of a Travel Grant for the grand winner of the competition. This travel grant will enable the winner to visit other grape growing regions and we are extremely grateful for this support.