Silver Secateurs


It's that time of year again, time to celebrate the best pruners in our industry!

This years annual Silver Secateurs Competition will be held on Sunday the 14th of August from 9am at Yealands Estate Vineyard, Rowley Crescent (off SH1), Blenheim.

StartFragmentThis competition has been created to encourage a high standard and to recognise the skills of pruners in the viticulture industry.The industry recognises that grapevine pruning is an integral management practice required for quality wines and we want to show the boys (and girls) out there in the field that we appreciate their skill and hard work!

Focus encourages all staff to enter and covers the cost of entry. In previous years we have had around 20 staff that participate – they love it. No one works on that day and the rest of the staff attend as supporters/cheerleaders. Craig is on the committee and has been for around four years. Focus loves it as it is the only event that recognises the skills of the people (generally around 4,500 people working in Marlborough) that work hard for only four months of the year. The event encourages technique and quality over speed. The event invites everyone from novices to extremely experienced and there are lots of spot prizes to give away. Focus is also the sponsor of the Championship Female Pruner Trophy.

For more information about how you can attend this fantastic event - click here!

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StartFragmentIt’s a great day out for the whole family with a BBQ, coffee cart, Mr Whippy and Bouncy Castle on site! The prize-giving will take place at 6pm Giesen Sports Centre, Renwick. We would love to see you there to help celebrate this fantastic event!

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