Marty established Absolute Viticulture in 2013 in Tasmania. His idea was to combine scientific knowledge with practical management to improve the profitability and quality of Tasmanian vineyards, bringing an innovative consultancy approach to Tasmania.
Marty saw the growing interest in Tasmanian Wine and the need for someone who could support and guide growers through the process of developing vineyards.
Since that beginning Marty has been involved in projects which have seen a 6% increase in the total planted area of the Tasmanian wine industry and is currently overseeing one of Tasmania’s largest vineyard development projects. Absolute Viticulture works closely with a large proportion of Tasmanian vineyards and wine businesses to achieve best outcomes across the industry.
The ‘Viticulturist of the Year Award’ is sponsored by Bayer CropScience and recognises that great wines start in the vineyard and that good vineyard management results in the sustainable and efficient production of high quality, wine product targeted, grapes.
This award honours an outstanding ASVO viticulturist involved in the development of a novel and significant Australian viticultural innovation or introduction of a novel viticultural practice over the previous five years.
The winner will receive a prize valued at over $1000 including registration for The 16th AWITC & TE 2016, an engraved crystal decanter, and a framed award certificate.
Winners will be announced during the award presentation evening at Carrick Hill, following the ASVO Adelaide Seminar – Earlier, shorter, hotter; managing compressed vintages on Thursday 19th November.
Bayer CropScience is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. It is structured into six operational business units: four regional units for the Crop Protection business plus the Seeds and Environmental Science units.