Staff profiles

Paul Petrie

Position: Principal Research Scientist - Viticulture

BHortSc (Hons), PhD, Lincoln University (NZ)

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Fax: 08 8313 6601
Since: 2 February 2015

National Viticulturist, Treasury Wine Estates

  • Canopy management
  • Effects of rootstocks and irrigation on vine performance
  • Climate change impacts and mitigation

Bonada, M., Jeffery, D.W., Petrie, P.R., Moran, M.A. and Sadras, V.O. 2015. Impact of elevated temperature and water deficit on the chemical and sensory profiles of Barossa Shiraz grapes and wines. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12142

de Loryn, L.C., Petrie P.R., Hasted A.M., Johnson T.E., Collins C. and Bastian S.E.P. 2014. Evaluation of sensory thresholds and perception of sodium chloride in grape juice and wine. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 65, 124-133.

Sadras, V.O., Petrie P.R., and Moran M.A. 2013 Effects of elevated temperature in grapevine. II juice pH, titratable acidity and wine sensory attributes. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 19, 107-115.

Sadras, V. O. and Petrie, P. R. 2012. Predicting the time course of grape ripening. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 18, 48-56.

Sadras, V. O. and Petrie, P. R. 2011. Climate shifts in south-eastern Australia: early maturity of Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon is associated with early onset rather than faster ripening. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 17, 199-205.

Sadras, V. O. and Petrie, P. R. 2011. Quantifying the onset, rate and duration of sugar accumulation in berries from commercial vineyards in contrasting climates of Australia. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 17, 190-198.

McLoughlin, S. J., Petrie, P. R. and Dry, P. R. 2011. The impact of node position and bearer length on the yield components in mechanically pruned Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.). Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 129-135.

Petrie, P. R., Trought, M. C. T., Howell, G. S., Buchan, G. D. and Palmer, J.W. 2009. The relationship between diurnal variation in whole-canopy gas exchange of vertically trained Vitis vinifera L. and modelled light interception under direct and diffuse conditions. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 60, 173-182.

Sadras, V.O., Reynolds, M., de la Vega, A., Petrie, P.R. and Robinson, R. 2009. Phenotypic plasticities of yield and phenological development in wheat, sunflower and grapevine. Field Crop Res. 110, 242-250.

Tardaguila, J., Petrie, P. R., Poni, S., Diago, M. P. and Martinez de Toda, F. 2008. Effects of Mechanical Thinning on Yield and Fruit Composition of Tempranillo and Grenache Grapes Trained to a Vertically Shoot Positioned Canopy. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 59, 412-417.

Soar, C.J., Sadras, V.O. and Petrie, P.R. 2008. Climate-drivers of red wine quality in four contrasting Australian wine regions. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 14, 78-90.

Petrie, P.R. and Sadras, V.O. 2008. Advancement of grapevine maturity in Australia between 1993 and 2006: putative causes, magnitude of trends and viticultural consequences. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 14, 33-45.


Board  member of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) since 2009, including three years as President. Chair of the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research advisory committee, and a member of Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference program committee.