Next AWRI webinar – Sustainable Winegrowing Australia update

Date: Thursday 5 August 2021
Time: 11.30 am Australian Central Daylight Time (Adelaide, GMT+10:30)

Sustainable Winegrowing Australia is Australia’s national program for grapegrowers and winemakers to demonstrate and continuously improve their sustainability in the vineyard and winery through the environmental, social and economic aspects of their businesses. The program is a collective effort, for the wine sector by the wine sector. There has been a lot of change during the past 12 months with Australian Grape & Wine, the AWRI and Wine Australia working together to accelerate uptake of the program across the nation. The timing is more important than ever as global dynamics are rapidly evolving, and scrutiny of sustainably produced products is taking centre stage, largely driven by consumer demand.

This webinar will provide an update on:
• The global environment and Australian policy developments
• Marketing – a new program identity and the FY22 plan
• Technical aspects including membership types, certification, use of the trust mark, workbook improvements and future plans.

Additional resources: Find out more here

Presenters: Dr Mardi Longbottom (AWRI), Anna Hooper (Australian Grape & Wine), Dréa Hall (Wine Australia).

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23 September

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Neil Scrimegour (AWRI)

7 October

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Previous webinars

Presentation title Speaker Date Recording Resources

Winter pruning to increase the longevity of vines – (more)

Mia Fischer (SIMONIT&SIRCH), Mark Sosnowski (SARDI), Nigel Blieschke (Torbreck Vintners)

29 July

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New tools and practical techniques for monitoring and maintaining drip irrigation systems – (more)

Jeremy Giddings (Agriculture Victoria), Peter Henry (Netafim Australia)

8 July

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Wine provenance, an isotopic approach – (more)

Dr Eric Wilkes (AWRI)

15 July

Overview of the 2021 National Vintage Report – (more)

Sandy Hathaway (Wine Australia)

22 July

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2020-2021 webinars

Click here to view recorded sessions from the 2020-2021 program.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are interactive online seminars where you participate from your home or workplace using a computer or mobile device with internet access. You will hear from a presenter, see their slides and have the opportunity to ask questions. AWRI webinars cover a range of winemaking, winery management and viticulture topics and are usually held on a Thursday at 11:30 am Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+09:30).

2020-2021 system requirements

You will need a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Audio is connected over the Internet using your computer or mobile device’s speakers (Voice over Internet Protocol – VOIP). Participants joining a webinar via a mobile device will need to download an app available for free from iTunes or Google Play.

further information

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