Wine Innovation Cluster winemaking service
WIC Winemaking Services is based at the Hickinbotham-Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory, and is a joint venture between the AWRI and the University of Adelaide established in 2010. Its location within the University of Adelaide’s purpose-built small-lot and pilot-scale winemaking facility enables the delivery of high quality research and small-scale commercial winemaking services.
WIC Winemaking Services processed a total of 420 (50-1,000 kg) ferments in what will be remembered as a very early and compressed 2015 vintage. The total number represents 223 more ferments than were conducted in the previous vintage. This is a very strong performance and represents the largest volume crushed and number of ferments processed in the five years of the joint venture arrangement. WIC Winemaking customers include all of the WIC partners and a number of other clients. Grapes were sourced from many South Australian wine regions as well as from Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and New South Wales.