The new boss at Bragato has long been “a closet science geek”.
Fermentis is a commercial client of the Bragato Research Institute (BRI), having used the winery for yeast trials during the facility's first vintage in 2020 and undertaken trials to in the winery again this vintage. "When the sponsorship opportunity became available, we were happy to show our support for BRI in this way," says Selena Henshall, Communications Manager, Asia Pacific. "Fermentis undertakes research in many countries. The equipment and expertise housed here gave us bespoke solutions of international standard."
BRI's interim Chief Executive Jeffrey Clarke says sponsorship contributions are an important revenue stream for the winery, enabling it to continue work to benefit the industry. "We are delighted to have the support of Fermentis as a gold sponsor."
The research winery boardroom has become a focal point for the wine industry and has hosted events as diverse as the Organic Winegrowers New Zealand AGM, an awards ceremony, industry consultation and training workshops, Wine and Spirit Education Trust seminars, as well as board meetings for New Zealand Winegrowers and BRI.