Australian Grape & Wine Events Calendar

Victorian Viticultural Association

Date(s) - 28 Nov 2013
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Quality Hotel Gateway Wangaratta


RSVP dates


Contact Details
Mark Krstic
Phone: 0437325438
Email: [email protected]

Event Region(s)
Alpine Valleys
King Valley
Upper Goulburn


Victorian Viticultural Association


‘The business of sustainable low input viticulture’



Thursday 28th November 2013 – 2:00pm-6:00pm


Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

29-37 Ryley St, Wangaratta VIC 3677


Profitable grape growing can be challenging in the current environment.  This seminar aims to look closer at the business of growing wine grapes to particular wine specifications and examine low input management options that may be employed to improve business profitability.




2:00pm – Welcome         (Mark Krstic & Kym Ludvigsen)


2:10pm – Highlighting sustainable low input strategies in the vineyard

                 (Ashley Keegan – FABAL)


3:00pm – Opportunities for cost saving and/or quality improvement

                  (Brett McClen – Brown Brothers)


3:50pm – Afternoon tea


4:10pm – Cost of Production Benchmarking Survey in North West Victoria

                  (Mark Krstic, AWRI on behalf of Murray Valley Winegrowers Inc.)


4:40pm – Keys insights in negotiating with grape purchasers

                 (Presenter TBC)


5:10 – General Discussion – participants discuss their costs of production

             and key strategies for keeping costs under control.


6:00pm – Wrap up and finish


7:00pm – Dinner at Café Martini Wangaratta (not included in registration fee)

                 (87 Murphy St, Wangaratta Victoria 3677



Accommodation Options:

  1. 1.       Quality Hotel Gateway Wangaratta – 29-37 Ryley St (03) 5721 8399
  2. 2.       Best Western Warby Lodge – 55 Ryley St (03) 5721 8433
  3. 3.       Parkview – 56 Ryley St (03) 5721 5655


Please RSVP to Mark Krstic via email ([email protected]) or mobile 0437 325 438 by 5:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013 (Cost $20/pp)