★ Winery design and development
From concept to commissioning; working with architects, engineers and builders, providing process knowledge and understanding. Special interests include gravity flow and gentle handling systems with emphasis on minimising energy inputs and waste.
★ Vineyard development
Vineyard site selection including climate data, aspect, soil analysis and preparation. Vineyard design - Trellis selection, plant spacing, row orientation, irrigation and frost fighting. Comprehensive design and costings.
★ Winemaking and wine production management
Assistance given with all aspects of winemaking with particular emphasis on cool climate varieties like Pinot Noir and Riesling.
★ Professional advocacy
Assistance with insurance claims and providing expert representation at court hearings.
★ Wine business model
A comprehensive budgeting model, incorporating user friendly assumption (input) modules. These include vineyard development and management, winery development and management, and sales and distribution.
★ Feasibility studies
Investigation of technical and economic viability of projects before commiting large amounts of money. Models for scenario analysis and projected cashflows.
★ Land and resource consent applications
Assistance with winery consent applications in Central Otago and Marlborough regions (NZ).