YOUNG VITICULTURIST OF THE YEAR 2015

Will Krippner and Alice Rule did extremely well at the Hawke's Bay Young Viticulture competition this year, making Indevin very proud.
Will is a permanent vineyard worker at Indevin and has enjoyed working outdoors amongst the vines for about two years. 

Before coming on board at Indevin Will had been undertaking wine making and grape growing degrees at EIT, Hawke's bay. Will said "I continue to learn new things with every season that comes along and each year I look forward to the challenge and experience offered from doing the young viticulturist competition."

Alice has been working through a contractor in the Hawke's Bay vineyards, she also trialed Drones during vintage for bird scaring. Alice is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of Precision Aerial Technologies, she is passionate about improving data collection methods on vineyards using multi-spectral cameras and thermal imaging services.

Will won two categories, Budget and Machinery and came third overall.  Alice won Pest & Disease, well done to both of them.