Wairarapa man wins national Young Viticulture competition· Press Releases
Aug 24th, 2012 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Press Releases
Wairarapa man wins national Young Viticulture competition
For the first time in the competition’s seven year history, a Wairarapa viticulturist has been named the 2012 Markhams Young Viticulturist of the Year.
Braden Crosby (30) from Borthwick Estate in Carterton took the title at the competition, which was held over two days as part of the Romeo Bragato conference.
It was the second time Mr Crosby had secured a place in the final. He took the honours this year by outscoring the other finalists in five of the competition’s eight sections. He won the Spray Diary, Budgeting, Wiring and Quick Fire Quiz sections, and also took out the First Aid round, which saw competitors rescuing a pruner who had chopped off his finger.