Demonstrating Recycled Organics in Vineyards

11:00am Thursday, 26 May 2022
3:00pm Thursday, 26 May 2022
Helen Hill's Estate
16 Ingram Road
Lilydale, Victoria 3140

Please join us on May 26th at Helen’s Hill Estate who are warmly hosting us for this Demonstrating Recycled Organics in Vineyards Event.   


The program starts at 11.00 am with three presentations, moves to an equipment demo an hour later and then to lunch with networking around 1.30 pm. 

11.00am Introduction by Sage Hahn, Chair of AORA Vic

11.10am  Declan McDonald, Regensoils: Filmed presentation – Outcomes from compost trials on the venue’s soils

11.25am  Tony Martin, Resilience Farming: The long-term impacts of compost under vines including contamination effects

11.45am  Erika Winter, GrapeLinks and Karen Thomas, Melbourne Water: Using composted recycled green waste as mulch under vine on Pinot Noir of the Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges.

12.15pm On site equipment demonstrations: Total Viticulture Solutions

1.30pm Networking with lunch and refreshments

3.00pm Event ends

After the presentations, there will some Interaction Tables set up where Members can present leaflets / show videos / network with attendees. As you would expect, there will also be a wine tasting station in operation.

Food service will be grazing style with canapes, pizza and other finger foods so that guests can circulate and network while eating. We have organised vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. If you have other dietary requirements, please note them while booking.

There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available. Each attendee will receive, included in their ticket price, two tokens for drinks. There will also be bar service available if you wish to purchase additional drinks.

Venue note - on entering the Estate, follow the signs to The Cellar Door – there is plenty of parking adjacent to the building.


How to use our booking system  (can be paid by credit card or invoice) - THIS BOOKING SYSTEM WORKS BEST ON CHROME and FIREFOX (and if you already have a user account, login via the brown button at the top right of the page first).

Our booking system uses your email address to identify whether you are a member or not, therefore the system defaults to 1 ticket at a time.  

To book a ticket, type in your email and click look up.  If the system identifies you as a member, it will auto populate your information and you can just add any dietary requirements.   If you need to purchase another ticket, there is the option to add another in at the bottom of the box (do this as many times as you need for your booking.)  Then you will be able to go to the cart and proceed through the checkout as one bulk purchase. 

If you are a member, but it doesn't recognise your email address it means you are not linked to your businesses membership (and it will not apply member pricing to this ticket.)

To solve this you have two options  -1)  go to and click the button that says sign up for an account to connect.  Put your email in here and click look up, find your business name (it may be listed as the registered trading name of the business) and click connect.  Your membership account administrator will need to approve your connection.  They simply need to login into their account and approve you.   


Option 2)  Send an email to Alex (  with the subject  Membership Connection Needed.  In the email please include the full name of the staff member, their email address and the registered/trading name of your business. Alex will endeavour to get your staff member linked as quickly as possible.  


Please note, there is no way for us to retroactively apply member pricing to a booked ticket, so you will need to proceed through the process above (this is a one time action for linking staff to membership.) 

For non-members, your email will not be found during lookup.  All you have to do is fill out your info and when you get to the checkout, you will be able to create a website user account to enable your transaction to take place in the secure payment portal.


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Contact Information

Doug Wilson

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