Wine microbiology

AWRI Commercial Services has a state of the art capability to deliver customised microbiological-based services to the wine industry. The team of specialised scientists can conduct a diverse range of projects and trials, and has been involved in a number of major product development projects for global commercial companies.

Some examples of the tailored services available include:

  • Microbiological audits of bottling lines
  • Brettanomyces audits of wineries
  • Consulting/troubleshooting on microbiological-related issues
  • Small-scale winemaking (200 µl – 30 L) for research and commercial trials
  • Novel yeast strain development
  • High-throughput physiological screening of yeast
  • Metagenomics tools to characterise natural ferments
  • Chemical and sensorial characterisation of alcoholic beverages and ferments

For more information about the microbiological services available, please contact or phone 08 8313 6600.