IECA Global Series: Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards
Join the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) for the Global Soil and Water Quality in Organic Vineyards webinar series where we will explore advantages of organic practices in agriculture, the wine industry and other related industries. This series will look at how organic vineyards help protect the soils and the quality of the soils, stimulating the growth of local biota in the soils, while discussing the importance of preserving and protecting the world’s soil and water resources, while still being able to deliver great quality wines. Learn from industry leaders throughout the world as they tackle erosion control to continue to provide clean water and care for the environment.
Attendees can expect to learn:
- Different approaches to water quality in organic vineyards.
- Innovation in vineyards from around the globe.
- How people throughout the world are protecting our environment and working to provide communities clean water, while preserving soil, as a great and valuable asset.
- Erica Crawford - New Zealand
Erica Crawford is the Owner of Loveblock Farms in Marlborough, New Zealand
- Johan Reyneke - South Africa
Johan Reyneke is the owner of Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch South Africa
Johan has been farming organically and biodynamically since the year 2000 and is seen as a pioneer for the South African wine industry in this regard. He started his career as a farm laborer with a post grad in environmental ethics. His love for the land combined with the insights he gained from his studies and these compelled him to switch from conventional to organic agriculture. The obvious next step was to continue this process in the wine cellar and today he is happily exporting fine organic wine to 43 different countries.
Erica started adult life as an aspirant research scientist in cardiac medicine, but it is her skill in building brands and exports that gained her international recognition. She co-founded Kim Crawford Wines in the back room of her central Auckland cottage and proceeded to build a stellar NZ wine brand, later sold to Constellation Brands. Kim Crawford is now the biggest NZ wine brand in the lucrative USA and Canadian markets.
Erica now focuses on organic farming and winemaking with her new project, Loveblock. She now also holds a degree in Viticulture and is increasingly regarded as an expert in the sustainability sphere. Erica was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs in 2016 and was a finalist in the inaugural Woman of Influence Awards and Next Magazine Women of the Year in 2018. She sits on the Advisory Board of the NZ US Council and NZ Winegrowers Marketing Committee. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Liquor Promotions Control Board for the duration of its lifespan. Erica mentors young women via Global Women, the Co of Women and Women in Wine organizations.
To receive credit for this class you must watch at least one presentation. You have the option to listen to as many presentations as you wish, however you will only receive education credit for the presentations you attended. The total number of Professional Development Hours for this event is two (2).
To claim your credit - select the 'content' tab and under 'claim credit' certificates will unlock upon completion of the program.