Photo: Andre Castellucci / Wine Australia
Photo: Andre Castellucci / Wine Australia

Wine Australia is committed to the development of the next generation of researchers, experts and leaders who will help to drive the Australian grape and wine community's future.

Wine Australia offers a PhD and Masters by Research scholarship program to help attract postgraduate students to the fields of wine, viticulture and wine business research.

Our scholarship recipients are placed across a diverse range of disciplines and across projects that will help support a prosperous grape and wine community.

Click on the arrow below to view the current scholarship recipients and their projects.

Dr Tony Jordan OAM Memorial Award

In 2019 Wine Australia established the Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award, an annual award for the most outstanding Wine Australia PhD scholarship applicant.

Dr-A-(Tony)-Jordan.jpgOver his distinguished career, Dr Jordan was an influential and determined advocate for the advancement of Australian wine as a winemaker, researcher, mentor, wine show judge and wine sector leader. Dr Jordan was crucial to the establishment of the wine science program at Charles Sturt University in the 1970s, influencing modern Australian wine practices. He was an ardent supporter of academic endeavour and encouraged excellence across the Australian grape and wine community.

Wine Australia awards merit-based PhD scholarships with a stipend top-up to $35,000. The Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award recipient will receive a stipend top-up to $40,000 annually to support their study.

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Recipients of the Dr Tony Jordan memorial award

Anne-Johnson_250x250.jpg2020,  Anne Johnson, Charles Sturt University, Implementation of agroecological practices in viticulture: Identification of factors that motivate or constrain uptake

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Joseph-Marks-250x250.jpg​2019, Joseph Marks, University of Adelaide, Sustaining viticulture: How under-vine (sp. Vitis vinifera) cover crops affect arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, soil organic carbon composition and soil carbon stocks.

 

 

Scholarships

Active scholarships

Viticulture, grapes and the vineyard

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Alexander Copper

University of Adelaide

Assessing the suitability of indigenous Cypriot grape varieties for Australia’s challenging and changing climate

WA Ph1703

Andres Zhou Tsang

University of Adelaide

Genetic basis of salt exclusion in grapevine

WA Ph2009

Anne Johnson

(2020 Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award recipient)

Charles Sturt University

Implementation of agroecological practices in viticulture: Identification of factors that motivate or constrain uptake

WA Ph2000

Benjamin Pike

University of Adelaide

Understanding the Relative Sustainability of Harvesting Pruned Vineyard Biomass and the Effect on Carbon Sequestration and Disease Management

WA Ph2005

Chethana Gowder Shekharappa

University of Adelaide

The role of Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in cell death in grape berry development

WA Ph1910

Claire Armstrong

University of Adelaide

Understanding and managing grape berry heterogeneity in the vineyard to improve Cabernet Sauvignon wine quality

WA Ph1802

Harriet Walker

University of Tasmania

Improving grapevine yield and wine quality through optimised vine nutrition and pruning

AGW Ph1607

Jingyun Ouyang

University of Adelaide

Developing digital tools for canopy management

AGW Ph1601

Joseph Marks

(2019 Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award recipient)

University of Adelaide

Sustaining viticulture: How under-vine (sp. Vitis vinifera) cover crops affect arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, soil organic carbon composition and soil carbon stocks

WA Ph1902

Kamalpreet Kaur

La Trobe University

The molecular epidemiology and control of grapevine pinot gris virus in Australian viticulture

WA Ph1907

Merek Kesser

University of Adelaide

A regional study of the effects of vineyard floor management on soil health, biodiversity and terroir expression

WA Ph1908

Patrick O'Brien

University of Adelaide

Developing and assessing different cordon establishment techniques for long term vineyard management

WA Ph1806

Pietro Previtali

University of Adelaide

Breaking the sugar flavour nexus: producing grapes with less sugar and more flavour

WA Ph1805

Pippa French

University of Tasmania

Science to inform decision making between synthetic and alternative nitrogen sources in vineyards

WA Ph1904

Qi Wu

University of Adelaide

The molecular diversity of viruses infecting Australian grapevines

WA Ph1706

Rochelle Schlank

University of Adelaide

Comparison of soil, vine, and environmental metrics to optimise vineyard irrigation  scheduling

WA Ph2007

Ross Sanders

CSIRO

Rootstock effects on grape rachis (bunch-stem) composition and the implications for red wine flavour and aroma

WA Ph1901

Xiaoyi Wang

University of Adelaide

Molecular genetic control of grapevine bud fruitfulness

WA Ph1912

Xinxin Song

University of Tasmania

Towards differential management to supply more fruit at desired price point

WA Ph1707

Yeniu Wang

University of Adelaide

Detection of grapevine virus diseases in Australian vineyards using remote sensing and machine learning techniques

WA Ph2008

Oenology

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Alix Harlington

University of Adelaide

Engineering biosensors of smoke taint

WA Ph2002

Christopher Caboche

University of Queensland

Analysis of the wine glycoproteome and proteome to improve quality and track provenance

WA Ph1903

Gail Gnoinski

University of Tasmania

Novel approaches to autolysis manipulation and improving efficiencies in sparkling wine production

WA Ph1705

Hugh Holds

University of Adelaide

From brandewijn (burnt wine) to bush fires: new directions in Australian Brandy production

WA Ph1905

Ranjith Cebreco

University of Adelaide

Engineering biosensors of wine spoilage

WA Ph2001

Ruchira Ranaweera

University of Adelaide

Chemical markers for authentication of Australian wine

WA Ph1909

Spencer Petticrew

Flinders University

Exploration of macromolecular complexes in wine using the Vortex Fluidic Device

WA Ph1801

Tom Lang

University of Adelaide

Yeast strain construstion using CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing

AGW Ph1603

Xingchen Wang

University of Adelaide

Identification of new precursors and factors affecting varietal thiols and their precursors in grapes and wines

WA Ph1803

Yihe Sui

The University of Adelaide

Use of membrane filtration technology to achieve protein stability in white wine

WA Ph1911

Yiming Huo

University of Adelaide

Mitigating taint in wine due to vineyard exposure to bushfire smoke

WA Ph2003

Sensory

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Billy Xynas

University of Melbourne

Wine production in a changing Australian climate: water addition to musts and the effects on phenolic, chemical and sensory attributes

WA Ph1913

Lira Souza Gonzaga

University of Adelaide

Characterising the distinctive flavours of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wines

WA Ph1804

Natalja Ivanova

University of Adelaide

Understanding the sensory perception of ‘body’ in beer and wine

WA Ph1906

Shaoyang Wang

University of Queensland

A systematic approach to understanding wine texture and mouthfeel

WA Ph1704

Wine business, consumers and marketing

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Anahita Motamedisade

Flinders University

Photocatalytic treatment of winery wastewater using Au clusters deposited mesoporous TiO2

WA Ph2004

German Puga

University of Adelaide

Essays in Wine Economics

WA Ph2006

Guy Leedon

Australian National University

Locating terroir: understanding businesses’ identification with their local environment, place and community, and how this influences wine purchasing decisions and corporate sustainability

AGW Ph1604

 

Completed scholarships

This completed scholarship list covers only the most recent five-year period. If you have any questions please email research@wineaustralia.com

Viticulture, grapes and the vineyard

Student

Title

Completion date

Research Organisation

File Number

Jennifer Niem Characterisation of the microbiome associated with grapevines and evaluation of endophytic microorganisms as biological control agents of grapevine trunk disease pathogens April 2021 Charles Sturt University AGW Ph1606
Di Liu Microbial terroir: understanding the importance of the soil-borne microbial community to Australian terroir March 2021 University of Melbourne AGW Ph1602

Gyongyver Korosi

Entomopathogenic fungi as potential biocontrol agents of grape phylloxera

2019

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1202

Yue Wu

Genetic mechanisms that underpin chloride and sodium exclusion in grapevine germplasm

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1502

Pierluigi Reveglia

Isolation and characterisation of phytotoxins produced by the Botryosphaeriaceae and their role in grapevine trunk diseases

2019

Charles Sturt University

WA Ph1701

Sarah Moss

Understanding a key regulatory step in the auxin signalling pathway involved in the control of berry ripening

2018

CSIRO Agriculture and Food

GWR Ph1104

Yazhini Velappan

Oxidative Activation of the Cell Cycle and its Role in Axillary Bud Development and Dormancy under Optimal and Stressed Conditions

2018

University of Western Australia

GWR Ph1201

James Hook

Assessment of vineyard performance to predict wine quality

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR M1301

Hieu Trung Bui

Enhanced biological control of light brown apple moth in vineyards

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1317

Mary Retallack

Evaluating native insectary plant species to boost beneficial arthropod populations in vineyards

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1209

Olaf Schelezki

Optimisation of an early harvest regime - Impact on grape and wine quality and content

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1408

Chelsea Jarvis

The impact of modes of climate on vineyard performance in Australia

2018

The University of Melbourne

GWR Ph1401

Lieke Van Der Hulst

The biochemical response of grapevines to smoke exposure

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1403

Andrew Taylor

Genetic structure, survival mechanisms and spread of grapevine downy mildew populations in Western Australian and Australian vineyards

2018

Murdoch University

GWR Ph1301

Luciano Caravia

Assessing berry senescence processes under warming conditions and how to ameliorate its negative effects

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1205

Gerhard Rossouw

The influence of grapevine balance and water status during berry maturation on internal carbohydrate dynamics and leaf function

2017

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1306

Dylan Grigg

Indicators of vine balance and their application to rapid estimation of yield and key crop parameters

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1304

Jingyun Ouyang

Early yield prediction: assessment of inflorescence primordia and primary bud necrosis

2017

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

AGW H1502

 Catherine Kidman

The effect of rootstock and water stress on the reproductive performance of Vitis vinifera L.

2015

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph0904

Stewart Hall

Effects of the Plant Pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and Botrytis cinerea with the Grapevine Defence System

2015

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1109

Emily Higginson

Identification of genes involved in the levels of organic acids in Grape berries

2015

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1103

Pangzhen Zhang

The biological origin of rotundone in Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz grapevine

2015

The University of Melbourne

GWR Ph1203

Ellen Davis

Optimizing nitrogen use in cool climate vineyards to improve fruitset and maximise wine phenolics

2015

The University of Tasmania

GWR H1401

Oenology

Student

Title

Finish

Research Organisation

File Number

Louise Bartle

Identification and understanding of Saccharomyces and Oenococcus interactions in co-inoculated cultures for development of robust inoculation pairs in wine fermentation.

2020

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1510

Lisa Hartmann

Bioprospecting the regional genetic diversity of Australian wine microbiota

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1501

Patrick Setford

Process control of objective wine quality parameters during fermentation using novel simulation models

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1505

Bruna Lima

Objective Measures of Sparkling Wine Quality

2019

The University of Melbourne

AGW Ph1508

Rachel Self

Developing Botrytis cinerea as a potent non‐GM enzyme producer for the removal of haze‐forming proteins under normal winemaking conditions

2019

Macquarie University

AGW Ph1511

Liang Chen

Origin of varietal thiols: environmental and winemaking effects

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1512

Julie Tang

Autonomous In-Vivo Determination of Maturity Parameters

2019

University of New South Wales

AGW Ph1513

Xinyi Zhang

Impacts of viticultural conditions and juice composition on the oxidative and reductive development of wine.

2019

Charles Sturt University

AGW Ph1509

Pastor Jullian Fabres

Decoding the unique terroir of Australian wines using a multi-omics approach

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1503

Ross Farrell

Optimising oak expression in wine through real-time flavour profiling of maturation products

2018

The University of Tasmania

GWR Ph1311

Ryan Zeppel

Genomic insights into the nutrient utilisation and wine spoilage potential of Dekkera bruxellensis.

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1315

Ana Hranilovic

Non-Saccharomyces yeasts in ethanol reduction and flavour enhancement - supplementary funding application

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1407

Josephine Peter

Identification of yeast genes enabling efficient Oenological fermentation under nitrogen-limited conditions

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1313

 

Investigating Metal complexes in wine and their effect on sulfur species production.

2017

University of New England

GWR Ph1402

 

Inoculated mixed culture fermentations for enhanced wine quality and reliable fermentation

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1305

 

The biochemical pathways behind in H2S generation by yeast

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1314

Rocco Longo

Production of Lower Alcohol Wines

2017

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1406

 

Isolation and characterisation of improved lactic acid bacteria strains for optimised malolactic fermentation performance

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1308

Joanna Gambetta

Development of quality assessment tools for Chardonnay in relation to grape and wine composition

2016

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1210

Ross Sanders

Investigation of regional influences on varietal thiols concentrations in relation to the sensory properties of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines

2016

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

AGW H1503

Anthony Hoare

The effect of soil minerals on flavour and aroma compounds in Shiraz as an expression of terroir

2016

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

AGW H1504

Angela Sparrow

Comparative analysis of wine tannins in Pinot noir grapes

2015

The University of Tasmania

GWR Ph1107

Sarah Hammond

How does tannin and anthocyanin in the grapes relate to wine quality?

2015

The University of Tasmania

GWR H1304

Stuart Bloomfield

Does the foliar application of silica affect

vegetative growth, berry and wine quality,

composition and sensory attributes when applied to Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon vines

2015

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

GWR H1403

Sensory

Student

Title

Finish

Research Organisation

File Number

Wenyu Kang

Alternative technology to modify and measure wine astringency, taste and quality

2020

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1605

Sijing Li

Selective and deliberate use of winemaking supplements to modulate sensory properties of wine

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1312

Christopher Blackford

Contribution of grape berry lipids to wine aroma

2016

CSIRO Agriculture and Food

GWR Ph1006

Jiaming Wang

Comprehensive study of Australian Rosé wines: characterisation of chemical and sensory profiles

2016

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1307

Naomi Verdonk Understanding Australian wine consumers’ preferences for sparkling wine 2021 University of Adelaide GWR Ph1309

Wine business, consumers and marketing

Student

Title

Finish

Research Organisation

File Number

Marcell Kustos

A cross cultural study of the impact of Australian wines of provenance and food pairings on the consumer gastronomic experience

2020

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1507

Martin Hirche

Measuring physical availability (distribution network) of alcoholic beverages categories in light of localisation trends in globalised markets.

2018

University of South Australia

GWR Ph1404

Cristobal Onetto

Improved treatment of winery wastewater through a detailed microbial population analysis

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1316

Yaelle Saltman

Potential for natural flavour additives to improve the sensory properties and consumer acceptance of wine

2016

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1102

Anna Crump

Investigating consumers’ knowledge of and attitude towards different oak maturation regimes

2015

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1101

Katherine Christ

Environmental Management Accounting as a Medium for Improved Water Management in the Australian Wine Industry: An Empirical Analysis

2015

University of South Australia

GWR Ph1204

Ava Huang

Price elasticity and choice of wine across price tiers

2015

University of South Australia

GWR M1202

Emma Marris

Deliberate use of oak-derived winemaking supplements to modulate the sensory properties of Shiraz wine

2015

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

GWR H1402

 

 


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