Romeo Bragato Conference

This annual New Zealand Winegrowers industry conference is being held in Wellington this year, at the Westpac Stadium. The dates in the calendar of the latest issue of NZWinegrowers magazine, are incorrect. The dates for the event are in fact Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August 2018.

 

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