We are very happy for Tony who was recently nominated as a finalist in the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, Viticulturist of the Year 2016 Award.
Tony Hoare began field grafting 10 years ago in response to some requests from local growers and one interstate. Tony adopted a standard technique for grafting fine-tuning it to cover large areas cost effectively.
Tony’s vision was to provide first class grafting in the field to utilise infrastructure and give growers a return to full production after only sacrificing one season of yield. Providing an affordable alternative to replanting and to provide pre and post grafting advice and service to maximise the result for growers. Tony recently developed checklists for growers to assess their suitability of their vineyards for grafting and what to expect pre and post grafting.
We would also like to acknowledge the winner of the award Colin Hinze.