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Field Days at Tamar Ridge on Pinot Noir quality

Two Field Days will be held in coming weeks at Tamar Ridge Pilot winery, relating to different aspects of Pinot Noir viticulture for wine quality.

The first to be held Thursday June 12 th at 1.30 pm is concerned with aerial infrared photography as a guide to vineyard management, and will feature four years experience at Tamar Ridge presented by Paul Townsend, Viticulturist at Tamar Ridge. There will also be discussions of vineyard infrared image in relation to vine vigour and wine quality by Reuben Wells, PhD student, and the effect of vineyard soil properties on images by Sam Rees, PhD student.

The second seminar is on Pinot Noir clones, and is to be held on Monday 16 June at 2pm. This seminar is hosted by Wine Industry Tasmania, Tamar Ridge Estate and Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research.

The seminar will present wines made with standard conditions in the microvinification facility from different clones grown at the White Hills vineyard for the 2007 and 2008 vintages. The wines will be available for tasting, and tasting results will be analysed. Staff of Tamar Ridge will present information on field performance of clones and chemical analyses for colour and tannin, in association with the Australian Wiine Research Institute.

Persons interested to attend either event should advise Julie at Tamar Ridge (03) 6394 1111.

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