A new headline sponsor has been unveiled for Viti-Culture 2019, the inaugural show for UK vineyard owners, managers, winemakers and the drinks trade taking place on Thursday 11 July at Plumpton College, Ditchling, Sussex. 

The free to attend one day industry event is proud to be sponsored by Lockton Agri, specialist insurance brokers to the agricultural sector, who will be hosting the main seminar marquee along with the show’s media partner Vineyard Magazine. 

Throughout the day, visitors can take advantage of a lively and informative seminar programme taking place in the Lockton Marquee. Following the keynote speech, which will be delivered by Mark Driver, owner of Rathfinny Wine Estate in Sussex, experts in the industry will be discussing a range of topics, from establishing the vineyard, to the latest machinery and equipment, packaging and branding options.

In the Lockton Marquee, potential new growers, investors and the drinks trade will also be able to taste exactly why the UK viticulture sector is thriving as Vineyard Magazine will be pouring samples of the 50 most influential English and Welsh wines, as chosen by acclaimed-wine critic and Vineyard’s monthly wine columnist Matthew Jukes. 

Organised by Ramsak Ltd, the show has been designed to bring a range of viticulture, winemaking and business solutions together under one roof. Whether you have an already established vineyard and winery, are looking to plant, or want to invest in your own production facilities, numerous exhibitors, from vineyard consultants, to land agents, specialist machinery dealers, winery equipment suppliers, agronomists, brand and packaging specialists, and professional service providers, will be attending the inaugural Viti-Culture to advise on every aspect of establishing and managing a vineyard, to producing, packaging and marketing the wines.

“We are delighted to announce that Lockton Agri will be the official headline sponsor for Viti-Culture 2019,” said Karen Wheeler, manager at Ramsak Ltd. “The team is very excited about this new event that will showcase the UK’s incredible wine industry and bring everyone together at Plumpton College.” 

Viti-Culture is free to attend. To register as a visitor, or for more information about booking a trade stand, the show organisers Ramsak can be contacted on 01622 815356 or visit www.viti-culture.com