Winemaking workshops – Canberra

Date(s) - 6 Jun 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Terrace Restaurant
Exhibition Park
Mitchell ACT

9am-11am – Refrigeration efficiency: a new tool to model refrigeration demand Dr Richard Muhlack, University of Adelaide
Refrigeration accounts for a significant proportion of winery electricity use, but many winery systems are remarkably inefficient. This presentation will cover:

  • The key principles of refrigeration and heat transfer systems
  • Benchmarking of winery refrigeration performance
  • Practical opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • New FREE calculation tool to model refrigeration demand

11.15am-1pm – Spontaneous fermentations Peter Godden, AWRI
An updated look at what we know about wild yeast and natural ferments using recent metagenomics data as to what species are present and their influence, including a wine tasting of local examples.

1.30-3.30pm – Understanding and manipulating red wine phenolics for quality Dr Bob Dambergs
This presentation will report on the work undertaken on Pinot Noir by the AWRI Tasmanian Node, which has direct relevance to all red winemaking. The session will cover the following:

  • Phenolics 101: tannins, anthocyanins and the relationship with quality
  • The AWRI tannin portal and how to easily measure red wine phenolics
  • Novel winemaking techniques and practical tips for phenolic manipulation

Cost: $50 (includes morning tea and lunch)

Booking is essential, please contact:
Frank van de Loo
Mount Majura Vineyard
Ph  02 6262 3070

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