The Viticulture Practice

The Viticulture Practice is a vineyard management and contracting business based in the Marlborough winegrowing region of New Zealand. This viticulture team comprises Lex Thomson and Franzi Grab who are both qualified, professional viticulturists with extensive experience in the winegrowing industry. They are familiar with all facets of grapegrowing including organic and biodynamic systems.Their goal is to provide an integrated approach to vineyard management with an emphasis on providing quality viticulture services tailored each client’s specific requirements.

The expertise of The Viticulture Practice Ltd covers the range of vineyard operations including:

The Viticulture Practice Ltd began operating in Marlborough in 2005 and since then has build up a base of satisfied customers.Its client list includes the Marlborough vineyards of Mike Weersing’s Pyramid Valley Wines; Konrad & Co. Wines; Mt Riley Wines; Kerner Estate, Whitehaven Wines and Clark Estate in the Awatere Valley. Franzi and Lex also have their own own block, Tua Marina Vineyard, on the north bank of the Wairau river where they grow Sauvignon blanc for Framingham Wines and are also nurturing a trial block of the Italian variety Arneis.

Photo Essays recording their two trips to European wine regions to study old world viticulture practices and alternative grape varieties can be viewed by following the the following links:

European Viticulture Tour. Part 1. Switzerland and France.

European Viticulture Tour. Part 2. Italy and Austria.

A commitment to excellence and client focus means that the winegrower is now offered a new standard of viticulture services.

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Lex Thomson Franzi Grab