Staff profiles

Mardi Longbottom

Position: Senior Viticulturist

BAgSc (VitiSci), M (Viticulture), PhD University of Adelaide

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Fax: 08 8313 6601
Since: 1 July 2011

Mardi has been active in viticultural pursuits since 1992 when she was involved in the establishment of her family’s vineyards at Padthaway in the Limestone Coast. Mardi’s viticultural experience includes industry positions with Wingara Wine Group and Nepenthe Viticulture and most recently has worked independently on viticultural projects with Treasury Wine Estates, the Limestone Grape & Wine Council and independent grapegrowers. Mardi also worked as a lecturer in Viticulture at the University of Adelaide from 2002-2007 after which she spent six months in the USA as Viticulture Research and Extension Associate with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 


Mardi’s PhD research was in the area of grapevine reproductive biology. She is currently investigating vineyard floor management techniques to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.


Longbottom, M. L., Dry, P. R. and Sedgley, M. (2010) Effects of sodium molybdate foliar sprays on molybdenum concentration in the vegetative and reproductive structures and on yield components of Vitis vinifera cv. Merlot. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 16, 477-490.

Dry, P. R., Longbottom, M. L., McLoughlin, S. J., Johnson, T. E. and Collins, C. (2010) Classification of reproductive performance of ten winegrape varieties. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 16:1, 47-55.

Longbottom, M. L., Dry, P. R. and Sedgley, M.  (2008) Observations on the morphology and development of star flowers of Vitis vinifera L. cvs Chardonnay and Shiraz. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 14, 203-210. 

Longbottom, M. L., Dry, P. R. and Sedgley, M. (2008) A review of the processes and terminology used to describe grape flowering, berry development, fruitset and fruitset disorders. Aust. NZ Grapegrower Winemaker Annual Technical Issue. 

Longbottom, M. L., Dry, P. R. and Sedgley, M. (2004) A research note on the occurrence of ‘star’ flowers in grapevines: Observations during the 2003-2004 growing season. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 10, 199-202.

Longbottom, M. L., Dry, P. R. and Sedgley, M. (2004) Foliar application of molybdenum pre-flowering: effects on yield of Merlot. Aust. NZ Grapegrower Winemaker. December, 2004.

Longbottom, M. L., Iland, P. G. and Dry, P. R. (2003) The use of sacrificial canes as a tool for vigour control – does it really work? Aust. NZ Grapegrower Winemaker Annual Technical Issue


Member of the Wine Industry National Environment Committee (WINEC)

Vice President of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO)

Associate member of the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council

Member of the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council Technical Subcommittee

Member of the Decision Support Network of the Wine Grape Growers of Australia