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Peter Godden

Position: Manager - Industry Engagement and Application
Qualifications:

BAppSc(Wine Sc) University of Adelaide

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Fax: 08 8313 6601
Since: 28 July 1997
Previous:

Peter holds the position of Manager – Industry Engagement and Application.

The primary role of this position is to oversee the ‘Development’ component of the AWRI’s research and development capability, aiming to generate practical solutions to industry opportunities and challenges. The position works within the AWRI’s network of wine sector professionals, to ensure widespread awareness and adoption of the AWRI’s research outcomes.

Peter has over 25 years' experience in many facets of the Australian wine industry, and joined the AWRI in July 1997 in the role of extension manager. In that role he oversaw an expansion of the AWRI’s extension offerings to the Australian grape and wine sector, notably with roadshow seminars and workshops, the Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC), and the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference workshop programs. Peter also led the AWRI’s research projects into closures and Brettanomyces yeast, which both led to widespread practice change by the Australian wine industry. He was also instrumental in establishing and managing the AWRI's network of regional nodes, though which AWRI research was developed and applied in response to industry opportunities.   

Peter graduated from Roseworthy College in 1991 with a degree in Wine Science, and on graduation, was awarded three prizes: The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Prize for Wine Technology; the R.H. Martin Memorial Prize for Sensory Evaluation, and; the David Bradley Memorial Prize. Hehas extensive winemaking experience in Australia and overseas, including:

• Five years as an Assistant Winemaker and Winery Manager for Primo Estate Joseph Wines

• One vintage for Mountadam Vineyard

• Five months at Chateau Guiraud in Sauternes

• Five months winemaking with the Vietti family in Barolo, Italy

• Two months winemaking with Antinori in Tuscany, Italy

Peter also maintained and developed his practical winemaking and vineyard management skills by establishing a business to produce small quantities wines from the Nebbiolo grape variety. The insights gained through establishing and operating a vineyard, making the wines and managing a small wine business, represent invaluable experience which can be drawn on in Peter’s industry engagement role at the AWRI.

Peter also has extensive experience as a wine educator and wine show judge, and has held a number of industry positions including Vice President of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO), and is an Ex-Officio Councillor of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, wine division.

Research:

Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeast spoilage, wine bottle closures, interactions between wine compositional measures and wine instabilities

Publications:

Scrimgeour, N., Godden, P. O2: how closures beat terroir. TONG (18): 20-27; 2014.

Marangon, M., Van Sluyter, S.C., Robinson, E.M.C., Scrimgeour, N., Muhlack, R.A., Holt, H.E., Waters, E.J., Godden, P.W., Smith, P.A. Proctase – a viable alternative to bentonite for protein stabilisation of white wines. Beames, K.S., Robinson, E.M.C., Godden, P.W., Johnson, D.L. (eds) Proceedings of the 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference: Sydney, New South Wales 13-18 July 2013: 85-89; 2014.

Gawel, R., Godden, P., Williamson, P., Francis, L., Smith, P., Waters, L., Herderich, M., Johnson, D., Influence of phenolics on white wine quality and style. Wine Vitic. J. 29 (3): 34–36; 2014.

Muhlack, R.A., Forsyth, K.K., Scrimgeour, N., Godden, P.W., Creating value from by-products – an industry review and insights into practical case studies. Beames, K.S., Robinson, E.M.C., Godden, P.W., Johnson, D.L. (eds) Proceedings of the 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference: Sydney, New South Wales 13-18 July 2013: 117-119; 2014.

Bellon, J., Robinson, E., Cowey, G., Graves, P., Field, J., Godden, P., de Barros Lopes, M. The degree of genetic variation between strains of Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeast isolated from different Australian wineries and regions. Bell, S.M., de Garis, K.A., Dundon, C.G., Hamilton, R.P., Partridge, S.J., Wall, G.S. (eds) Impacts on wine flavour: proceedings of a seminar; 10-11 July 2003, Barossa Convention Centre, Tanunda, S.A. 51-55. 2003.

Coulter, A., Robinson, E., Cowey, G., Francis, I.L., Lattey, K., Capone, D., Gishen, M., Godden, P. Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeast - an overview of recent AWRI investigations and some recommendations for its control. Bell, S.M., de Garis, K.A., Dundon, C.G., Hamilton, R.P., Partridge, S.J., Wall, G.S. (eds) Impacts on wine flavour: proceedings of a seminar; 10-11 July 2003, Barossa Convention Centre, Tanunda, S.A. 41-50. 2003. 

Cowey, G. Godden, P. Compositional data derived from AWRI advanced wine assessment courses. Aust. N.Z. Wine Ind. J. 19 (5): 68, 70, 73, 75, 77-78; 2004. 

Cowey, G., Robinson, E., Holdstock, M., Gishen, M., Parker, M., Dambergs, B., Godden, P. Changes in Australian wine composition-from 1954 to 2004. Aust. N.Z. Wine Ind. J. 21 (2): 32-37; 2006. 

Curtin, C., Bramley, B., Cowey, G., Holdstock, M., Kennedy, E., Lattey, K., Coulter, A., Henschke, P., Francis, L., Godden, P., Sensory perceptions of 'Brett' and relationship to consumer preference. Blair, R.J., Williams, P.J., Pretorius, I.S. (eds) Proceedings of the thirteenth Australian wine industry technical conference, 29 July - 2 August 2007, Adelaide, SA.: 207-211; 2008. 

Curtin, C. D., Bellon, J. R., Coulter, A. D., Cowey, G. D., Robinson, E. M. C., de Barros Lopes, M. A., Godden, P. W., Henschke, P. A., Pretorius, I. S. The six tribes of 'Brett' in Australia - distribution of genetically divergent Dekkera bruxellensis strains across Australian winemaking regions. Aust. N.Z. Wine Ind. J. 20 (6): 28-36; 2005. 

Curtin, C.D., Bellon, J.R., Henschke, P.A., Godden, P.W,. de Barros Lopes, M.A. Genetic diversity of Dekkera bruxellensis yeasts isolated from Australian wineries. FEMS Yeast Res. 7 (3): 471-481; 2007. 

Curtin, C.D., Borneman, A.R., Henschke, P.A., Godden, P.W., Chambers, P.J., Pretorius, I.S. Advancing the frontline against Brett: AWRI breakthrough offers potential to transform the battle against Brett. Wine Vitic. J. 26 (6): 18–25; 2011.

Francis, L., Field, J., Lattey, K., Gishen, M., Hoj, P., Coulter, A., Robinson, E., Valente, P., Godden, P. The AWRI closure trial: sensory evaluation data 36 months after bottling. Aust. N.Z. Grapegrower Winemaker (475): 59-60, 62-64; 2003. 

Gawel, R., Godden, P.W. Evaluation of the consistency of wine quality assessments from expert wine tasters. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 14 (1): 1-8; 2008. 

Godden, P. Bunch rots - understanding the winemaker's dilemma. Davies, C.; Dundon, C.; Johnstone, R. (eds) Managing bunch rots: proceedings of a seminar; 28 July 2000, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Victoria. 52-54: 2000. 

Godden, P. Management of various vineyard-derived moulds during winemaking. AWRI Tech. Rev. (129): 13-17; 2000.  

Godden, P., Francis, L., Field, J., Gishen, M., Coulter, A., Valente, P., Hoj, P., Robinson, E. Wine bottle closures: physical characteristics and effect on composition and sensory properties of a Semillon wine. I. Performance up to 20 months post-bottling. Aust. J. Grape Wine Res. 7(2): 64-105; 2001. 

Godden, P. Update on the AWRI trial of the technical performance of various types of wine bottle closure AWRI Tech. Rev. (137): 7-10; 2002. 

Godden, P. Update on the AWRI trial of the technical performance of various types of wine bottle closure AWRI Tech. Rev. (139): 6-10; 2002. 

Godden, P., Robinson, E., Francis, L., Lattey, K., Cowey, G., Boehm, D. Investigations conducted into the nature and amelioration of taints in grapes and wine, caused by smoke resulting from bushfires AWRI Annual Report 2003: 6 p.; 2003. 

Godden, P., Lattey, K., Francis, L., Gishen, M., Cowey, G., Holdstock, M., Robinson, E., Waters, E., Skouroumounis, G., Sefton, M., Capone, D., Kwiatkowski, M., Field, J., Coulter, A., D'Costa, N., Bramley, B. D’Costa, N. Towards offering wine to the consumer in optimal condition - the wine, the closures and other packaging variables. Aust. N.Z. Wine Ind. J. 20(4):20-30; 2005. 

Godden, P., Gishen, M. Trends in the composition of Australian wine. Aust. N.Z. Wine Ind. J. 20(5): 21-46; 2005. 

Godden, P., Muhlack, R. Trends in the composition of Australian wine, 1984–2008. Aust. N.Z. Grapegrower Winemaker (558): 47–61; 2010. 

Godden, P.W., Gishen, M. Trends in the composition of Australian wine: 1984-2004. Blair, R.; Francis, M.; Pretorius, I. AWRI: advances in wine science: commemorating 50 years of The Australian Wine Research Institute. 115-139; 2005. 

Godden, P.W. ,Cozzolino, D., Smith, P.A., Dambergs, R.G., Cynkar, W.U., Shah, N., Robinson, E.M.C., Pretorius, I.S. Shining some light on wine innovation: novel applications of spectral analysis developed by The Australian Wine Research Institute. Aust. N.Z. Wine Ind. J. 25(3): 46–50; 2010.  

Marangon, M., Robinson, E.M.C., Schmidt, S., Smith, P.A., Godden, P., Waters, E.J., Van Sluyter, S.C. A promising enzyme for the stabilisation of white wines. Aust. N.Z. Grapegrower Winemaker (573): 78–80; 2011. 

Marangon, M., Van Sluyter, S.C., Robinson, E.M.C., Muhlack, R., Holt, H., Haynes, P.A., Godden, P.W., Smith, P.A., Waters, E.J. Degradation of white wine haze proteins by Aspergillopepsin I and II during juice flash pasteurization. Food Chem. 135 (3): 1157-1165; 2012.  

Muhlack, R., Scrimgeour, N., Wilkes, E., Godden, P., Johnson, D. Optimising fermentation through simulation. Wine Vitic. J. 28(6): 38–43; 2013. 

Robinson, E., Godden, P., Revisiting sulfur dioxide use. AWRI Tech. Rev. (145): 7-11; 2003. 

Robinson, E., Francis, L., Cozzolino, D., Smith, P., Godden, P. Cutting through the confusion around Pinot G. Aust. N.Z. Grapegrower Winemaker (567) : 48–54; 2011.