Welcome to the Southern Pinot Workshop 2017

Pinot Noir grapesThe 2017 Southern Pinot Noir Workshop will be held from noon Sunday January 22nd until 2pm Wednesday January 25th.

We are delighted to have Dr. Emmanuel Bourguignon from Laboratoire d'Analyses Microbiologiques des Sols (LAMS) as our Guest Speak for SPNW 2017.

Emmanuel L.T. Bourguignon has been the Director of Development at the Laboratoire d’Analyses Microbiologiques des Sols (LAMS) since 2008. This independent laboratory was founded in 1990 by his parents, Dr. Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, both  recognised authorities on soil and terroir. For over 25 years, they have raised awareness that soil is a living medium which is being destroyed on an unprecedented scale by human activities, especially intensive agriculture.   In 2002, Emmanuel completed his B.Sc. in Soil Science at University of Aberdeen (UK) under the guidance of Prof. Ken Killham one of UK's foremost authorities on soil ecology.  He then joined the LIMOS at the University of Nancy (France) and completed his Master in soil microbiology in 2003. Motivated by the interactions between plant and soil microorganisms with applications to agriculture, he decided to apply for a Ph.D. at the Bio-Protection Research Centre (Lincoln University, NZ). The research focused on the ecology of soil fungi (Trichoderma) in vegetable cropping systems and their ability to naturally reduce pathogens pressure.  In 2008, after successfully defending his thesis, Emmanuel came back to France to join the LAMS as a consultant in soil microbiology, ecology and agronomy for vineyards, farms, golf courses, city councils, botanic gardens. His aim is to help them set up sustainable agricultural practices which respect soils, their biodiversity and the environment. Researchers at the LAMS have focused on studying biological activity of agricultural soils by measuring the activity of alkaline phosphatase and studying the biodiversity of the micro-fauna of agricultural soil (collembola, acaria, myriapodes, etc) enabling them to quantify soil health. In 2009, in parallel to his consulting, Emmanuel a degree of Oenology at the University of Dijon enabling him to provide his services for up and coming vineyards such as one in Turkey where he was the chief soil consultant and winemaker for 2 years. He is the vineyard manager and winemaker of the newly created family vineyard based in Cahors (France). He also gives conferences and training for different types of audiences (vineyard managers, farmers, green keepers, general public).  Emmanuel lives in Dijon (France) and travels between most wine producingcountries. When not consulting or speaking, he will most likely be found fly fishing for rout or cycling - another great reason for him to return to NZ.


For more information or to register your interest email jenlparrjp@gmail.com.

The Venue - Heritage Hanmer Springs

We are glad to return to the Heritage Hanmer Springs, with whom we have created memorable Workshops since 2002. The facilities at the hotel are excellent, and the Hurunui region provides a beautiful setting and numerous pleasurable activities. (For more information, please visit www.heritagehotels.co.nz and www.hurunui.com). Feedback from past delegates to Workshops at the Heritage has been uniformly enthusiastic. With Villa accommodation available, we encourage you to bring your family as well. We would like gratefully to recognise the wonderfully generous support of our sponsor, O-I New Zealand: their ongoing commitment makes the Workshop possible.

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