Victorian Node

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) node in Victoria was established in late 2011 under a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wine Victoria (WV), Wine Australia and the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) to fund and deliver extension and adoption services to the Greater Victorian wine industry. This was made possible via funding co-investment provided by DEPI, Wine Australia and AWRI.

The establishment of the AWRI node in Victoria has allowed the delivery of key technical events including:

  • Victorian Regional Focus Workshops 2017
  • Consumer and Market Insights Symposium 2015
  • Shiraz Symposium 2014
  • 2013 Vintage 2030 and Beyond Symposium 2013
  • Smoke Taint Symposium 2012
  • more than 35 additional regional workshops/seminars (over and above the AWRI/GWRDC roadshow events held in Victoria) on topics such as soil health, sustainable pest control, spray application, Shiraz benchmarking, yield estimation, phylloxera, rootstocks, vine nutrition, Pinot Noir, pepper and eucalyptus aromas in wine, winery refrigeration and cost of production benchmarking, precision viticulture, managing trunk diseases, smoke taint updates, sustainable low input viticulture and cost of production.

Having access to local expertise has also allowed the AWRI to provide expert assistance on grape and wine production issues. The AWRI Victorian node attends to over 500 calls for assistance annually on a range of technical/business issues.

Listed below are links to the annual Symposia run in Melbourne on a range of technical issues identified in consultation with the Greater Victorian wine producers via Wine Victoria. The links include downloadable versions of the presentations given at each of these Symposia.

Victorian Node events

For further information about the Victorian Node, contact Mark Krstic.