The AWRI conducts roadshow seminars and workshops across Australia to regularly communicate current research and development outcomes and deliver practical applications directly to the regions.
A seminar comprises up to six presentations of current outcomes from grape and wine research activities. Each seminar is tailored to meet the interests of the region, with presentations being selected by the local regional association.
A workshop is tailored to translate research outcomes into practical advice. Workshops are often practically oriented and may include tastings, simple diagnostic tests and applied exercises. A number of workshops have been developed to manage specific technical production issues.
The AWRI roadshow program is funded by Wine Australia with the AWRI and partners providing their services to the regions free of charge. Roadshows are delivered in collaboration with regional associations and the associations may charge a small attendance fee to cover venue and catering expenses.
Roadshow presentation slides can be accessed here (accessible by roadshow attendees only).
The current roadshow workshop is on ‘Adapting to difficult vintages’. This workshop presents information about adapting to extreme weather-related events such as drought, heatwaves, floods and bushfires, in both the vineyard and the winery.
Previous workshops include:
- A guide to trouble free packaging
- Test your limits! Determine your own threshold for important wine flavour compounds
- Trouble free winemaking – avoidance and management of common wine instabilities
- Trouble free winemaking – managing wine instabilities, understanding and managing nitrogen and identifying wine faults
- Trouble free winemaking – managing wine instabilities, identifying wine faults and quantifying grape colour and tannin
- The avoidance of taints and chemical instabilities during winemaking
- Brettanomyces – latest research and control strategies
- Microscopy and applications
Contact the AWRI Events team
Telephone: 08 8313 6600