While you sip on your favourite Kiwi drop, let chemical scientist, winemaker and wine taster Ali Lowrey talk you through the complex journey from grape to glass.
Using examples from our two biggest winemaking regions, Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay, this talk will discuss the delicate chemical balance within a vineyard and the influence of external factors such as climate change and the use of synthetic chemicals. What impacts could climate change and chemical sprays have on grape growing and winemaking in New Zealand? What are the similarities between the concepts of terroir, mātauranga Māori and kaitiakitanga, and how do we harness that knowledge?
By making connections between the vineyard, climate and chemical interactions, Ali will highlight the importance of successful sustainability for the future of the New Zealand wine industry.