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Peter Dry

Position: Emeritus Fellow

BAgSc, MAgSc, PhD University of Adelaide, Fellow of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology 

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Since: 26 October 2008

Associate Professor (Viticulture), University of Adelaide


Grapevine reproductive biology; manipulation of wine quality by vineyard management practices.




Coombe, B G and Dry, P R (eds) (1992)  Viticulture. Volume 2 Practices. Winetitles, Adelaide 376pp.

McKay, A.D., Crittenden, G.J., Dry, P.R., Hardie, W.J. (1999) Italian Winegrape Varieties in Australia - exploring the potential of Barbera, Nebbiolo, Sangoivese, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Dolcetto and Arneis. Winetitles:Adelaide (87pp)

Dry, P.R. and Coombe, B.G. (eds) (2004) Viticulture, Volume 1 Resources, 2nd edition (Winetitles, Adelaide)

Iland, P.G., Gago, P., Caillard, A. and Dry, P.R. (2009) A Taste of the World of Wine (Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd, Adelaide)

Iland, P.G., Dry, P.R., Proffitt, T. and Tyerman, S. (2011) The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing grapes for wine (Patrick Iland Wine Promotions, Adelaide)


Selected publications since 2009

Collins, C. and Dry, P.R. (2009) Managing fruitset in vineyards. Aust. Vitic. 13, 53-54.

Dry, P.R. (2009) Merlot - hardly the poor cousin.  Winestate May/June, 38-39.232.

Collins, C. and Dry, P.R. (2009) Response of fruitset and other yield components to shoot topping and 2-chlorethyltrimethyl-ammonium chloride application. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 15, 256-262.

235. Dry, P.R., C.A. Simos and I.S. Sartorius (2009) Do we need a new approach to bunch exposure in Australian vineyards? Aust NZ Wine Ind. J. 24(6), 28-30.

Dry, P.R., Longbottom, M.L., McLoughlin, S. Johnson, T.E. and Collins, C. (2010) Classification of reproductive performance of ten winegrape varieties. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. Volume 16, Issue Supplement S1: 47–55.

Collins, C., Dry, P.R and Wheeler, S. (2010) Polyamines in molybdenum-deficient Merlot Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. Volume 16, Issue Supplement S1: A2.

Chalmers, Y.M., Downey, M.O., Krstic, M.P., Loveys, B.R. and Dry, P.R. (2010) Influence of sustained deficit irrigation on colour parameters of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz microscale wine fermentations. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 16, 301-313

Cox, C., Dry, P.R., McCarthy, M. and Collins, C. (2010) Does zero irrigation influence yield of grafted vines in the Barossa. Paper presented at Barossa Viticulture Conference, July 2010.

Coulter, A., Stockley, C., Varela, C., Francis, I.L., Chambers, P.J., Henschke, P.A., Dry, P., Gawel, R., Muhlack, R. (2010) Reducing alcohol levels in wine. AWRI Technical Review 186: 11-15.

Varela, C., Chambers, P.J., Coulter, A., Dry, P.R., Francis, I.L., Gawel, R., Muhlack, R., Henschke, P.A., Stockley, C.S., Herderich M.J. & Pretorius, I.S. (2010)  Controlling the highs and the lows of alcohol in wine. Aust. NZ Wine Ind. J. 25(4): 14-19.

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.

McLoughlin, S.J., Petrie, P.R. and Dry, P.R. (2011) Impact of node position and bearer length on the yield components in mechanically pruned Cabernet Sauvignon (Vitis vinifera L.). Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 17, 129-135.

Dry, P.R., Tassie, L. and Essling, M. (2011) Launch of the Alternative Varieties ‘Research to Practice’. Proceedings of the ASVO Symposium ‘Think Global: Plant Local’, Mildura, November 2010; Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology: 1-3.

Dry, P.R. (2011) Aglianico. Wine and Vitic. J., 26(4): 70

Dry, P.R. (2011) Greco. Wine and Vitic. J. 26(5): 87

 Dry, P.R. (2011) Vermentino. Wine and Vitic. J. 26(6): 62

Dry, P.R. (2012) Carmenere. Wine and Vitic. J., 27(1): 64

Dry, P.R. (2012) Arneis. Wine and Vitic. J., 27(2): 68

Dry, P.R. (2012) Petit Manseng. Wine and Vitic. J., 27(3): 63

Cox, C.M., Favero, A.C., Dry, P.R., McCarthy, M.G. and Collins, C. (2012)  Rootstock effects on primary bud necrosis, bud fertility and carbohydrate storage in Shiraz. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 63(2), 277-283.

Dry, P.R. (2012) Negroamaro. Wine and Vitic. J., 27(4): 65

Dry, P.R. (2012) Garganega. Wine and Vitic. J., 27(5): 64

Dry, P.R. (2012) Nero d’Avola. Wine and Vitic. J., 27(6): 68

Dry, P.R. (2013) Furmint. Wine and Vitic. J., 28(1): 63

Dry, P.R. (2013) Can the production of low alcohol wines start in the vineyard? Wine and Vitic. J., 28(2): 40-43

Dry, P.R. (2013) Ask the AWRI: what can you tell me about controlling Botrytis bunch rot without the use of fungicides. Aust. NZ Grapegrower Winemaker 589, 28

Dry, P.R. (2013) Sagrantino. Wine and Vitic. J., 28(2): 53

Dry, P.R. (2013) Verduzzo. Wine and Vitic. J., 28(3): 56

Dry, P.R., Longbottom, M.L. Essling, M. (2013) Is there a need for improved vineyard assessment for fruit grading? Aust. NZ Grapegrower Winemaker 592, 23-25

Dry, P.R. (2013) Marzemino. Wine and Vitic. J., 28(4): 63

Dry, P.R. (2013) Tinto Cao. Wine and Vitic. J., 28(5): 77

Dry, P.R. (2013) Schoenberger. Wine and Vitic. J., 28(6): 58

Dry, P.R. (2014) Malvasia Istriana. Wine and Vitic. J., 29(1): 53

Kidman, C.M., Dry, P.R., McCarthy, M.G. and Collins, C. (2013) Reproductive performance of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (Vitis vinifera L.) is affected when grafted to rootstocks. Aust. J Grape Wine Res.19 (3): 409:421