Biosecurity, pest and disease management

DEP 1301 Risks and management of exotic and endemic Phylloxera
 
Chief investigator: Dr Kevin Powell
Research organisation: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
PGI 1201 Sampling strategies for sensitive, accurate and cost effective detections of Phylloxera for quantifying area freedom status
 
Chief investigator: Inca Pearce
Research organisation: Vinehealth Australia
SAR 1201 Developing a threat-specific contingency plan for the exotic pest angular leaf scorch
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mark Sosnowski
Research organisation: SARDI

SAR 1601

Grapevine trunk disease management for vineyard longevity in diverse climates in Australia
 
Chief investigator: Dr. Mark Sosnowski
Research organisation: South Australian Research and Development Institute

UQ 1201

A generic approach to improving spray coverage
 
Chief investigator: Dr Andrew Hewitt
Research organisation: University of Queensland

Climate adaptability

AWR 1603 Mitigation of Climate Change Impacts (Smoke Taint) on the National Wine Industry
 
Chief investigator: Markus Herderich
Research organisation: The Australian Wine Research Institute

CSP 1504

Evaluation of new technology and new scion-rootstock combinations for improved water use efficiency and reduced costs
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mark Thomas
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

DPI 1202

Impact of elevated CO₂ and its interaction with elevated temperature on production and physiology of Shiraz
 
Chief investigator: Dr Ian Goodwin
Research organisation: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

SAR 1302

Managing the impacts of climate change rainfall decline on vine balance and root activity
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mike McCarthy
Research organisation: SARDI

UA 1304

Translation of ‘Whole-of-Production-Chain’ Wine Science Research to Industry Outcomes (opportunities for lower alcohol)
 
Chief investigator: Professor Vladimir Jiranek
Research organisation: University of Adelaide

UA 1502

Using in-canopy misters to mitigate the negative effects of heatwaves on grapevines
 
Chief investigator: Dr Vinay Pagay
Research organisation: The University of Adelaide

UT 1504

Australia’s wine future: Adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change
 
Chief investigator: Rebecca Harris
Research organisation: The University of Tasmania

Customer insights

UA 1203

Context and wine composition effects on Australian wine consumer mood and liking
 
Chief investigator: Dr Sue Bastian
Research organisation: University of Adelaide

UA 1206

‘Advance Australia Fair?’ Determining the country of origin associations for Australian wine in emerging and established markets
 
Chief investigator: Dr Roberta Crouch
Research organisation: University of Adelaide
UA 1601 The Ties that Bind: Building Strong Importer and Retailer Relationships to Drive Premium Wine Export Sales
 
Chief investigator: Dr Roberta Crouch
Research organisation: The University of Adelaide

USA 1501

Driving the strategic growth of Australian wines in the US export market
 
Chief investigator: Professor Larry Lockshin
Research organisation: University of South Australia
USA 1602 Creating opportunity for Australian ‘fine’ wine in China
 
Chief investigator: Dr Justin Cohen
Research organisation: University of South Australia
WOP 1401 The opportunities for further market share expansion of Australia’s regional and premium price segment wines in the US market
 
Chief investigator: John Gillespie
Research organisation: Wine Opinions

Efficient and sustainable vineyard management

DPI 1401 Improved yield prediction for the Australian wine industry
 
Chief investigator: Dr Greg Dunn
Research organisation: National Wine and Grape Industry Centre

MQ 1401

Accurate and early yield predictions through advanced statistical modelling
 
Chief investigator: Dr Steven Van Sluyter
Research organisation: Macquarie University

UA 1303

The development of a low-input undervine floor management system which improves profitability without compromising yield or quality
 
Chief investigator: Mr Chris Penfold
Research organisation: University of Adelaide

Efficient winery production

2XE 1501 Activity based costing tool & benchmarking database development & extension project
 
Chief investigator: James McIntyre
Research organisation: 2XE

AWR 1502

Winemaking interventions to modulate glutathione status: effects on white wine quality
 
Chief investigator: Dr Simon Schmidt
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWRI 3.3.2

Influencing wine style through management of oxygen during winemaking
 
Chief investigator: Dr Eric Wilkes
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

UT 1301

Improved red wine process efficiency and product quality through enhanced phenolic extraction by Controlled Phenolic Release (CPR) and Berry Pricking
 
Chief investigator: Dr Anna Carew
Research organisation: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Enhanced yeast and bacterial performance

AWR 1301

Enhanced winemaking outcomes and wine style diversification through provision of fit-for-purpose yeast starter cultures
 
Chief investigator: Dr Markus Herderich
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWR 1302

Defining the nutritional drivers of yeast performance and matching yeast to must
 
Chief investigator: Dr Markus Herderich
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWR 1303

Efficient and reliable malolactic fermentation to achieve specification wine style
 
Chief investigator: Dr Markus Herderich
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWR 1304

Ensuring the continued efficacy of Brettanomyces control strategies for avoidance of spoilage
 
Chief investigator: Dr Markus Herderich
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWRI 3.2.5

Safeguarding and realising the potential of the Australian wine microbial germplasm collection
 
Chief investigator: Angus Forgan
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWRI 3.3.1

Evaluating non-conventional yeast for the production of wines that contain less ethanol
 
Chief investigator: Dr Cristian Varela
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

UA 1302

Fit-for-purpose yeast and bacteria via directed evolution
 
Chief investigator: Professor Vladimir Jiranek
Research organisation: University of Adelaide

Enhancing grapevine and rootstock performance

CSP 1301

Identification and marker-assisted selection of genes for reducing the susceptibility of new winegrape cultivars to fungal pathogens
 
Chief investigator: Dr Ian Dry
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSP 1302 Genetic and mechanistic characterisation of rootstock traits conferring abiotic stress tolerance to grapevines
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mandy Walker and Dr Everard Edwards
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

CSP 1303

Towards elite mildew resistant selections suitable for industry use
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mark Thomas
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

CSP 1304

New rootstocks for Australian conditions
 
Chief investigator: Peter Clingeleffer
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSP 1305 Climate change ready varieties and management technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the vineyard
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mark Thomas
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

CSP 1306

Genetic transformation of grapevine to test significant abiotic stress and pest resistance genes
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mandy Walker
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

CSP 1402

Evaluating and demonstrating new disease resistant varieties for warm irrigated regions
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mark Thomas
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Grapegrowing for excellence

AWR 1601 Digital solutions for grape quality measures at the weighbridge
 
Chief investigator: Dr Paul Petrie
Research organisation: The Australian Wine Research Institute
AWR 1602 Rotundone and its role in defining terroir in iconic Australian cool climate ‘peppery’ Shiraz
 
Chief investigator: Markus Herderich
Research organisation: The Australian Wine Research Institute

CSA 1601

New technologies for dynamic canopy and disease management
 
Chief investigator: Dr Everard Edwards
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSA 1602 New non-destructive technologies for simultaneous yield, crop condition and quality estimation
 
Chief investigator: Dr. Mark Thomas
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSA 1603 Simple tools for spatial analysis - key enabling technologies for Precision and Digital Viticulture
 
Chief investigator: Rob Bramley
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture

CSL 1401

The yield: quality nexus. Substantiating similarity in the patterns of variation in grape yield/vine vigour and indices of fruit quality
 
Chief investigator: Dr Rob Bramley
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSP 1307 Fast Phenomics: grapevine trait characterisation in the field
 
Chief investigator: Dr Rob Walker
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSP 1401 Understanding and manipulating small signalling molecules to affect the yield/flavour (‘quality’) nexus
 
Chief investigator: Dr Chris Davies
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

CSU 1501

Developing a phone-based imaging tool to inform on fruit volume and potential optimal harvest time
 
Chief investigator: Dr Leigh Schmidtke
Research organisation: Charles Sturt University
SAR 1303 Assessing clonal variability in Chardonnay and Shiraz for future climate change
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mike McCarthy
Research organisation: SARDI

SAR 1501

Smart-Phone Based Image Analysis to Assess Vine Water Stress
 
Chief investigator: Mark Skewes
Research organisation: South Australian Research and Development Institute
UA 1207 Optimising vine balance in Australian vineyards: developing a toolbox for industry to ensure best practice, sustainability and profitability
 
Chief investigator: Dr Cassandra Collins
Research organisation: University of Adelaide
UQ 1601 LiDAR and PACE for Vineyards
 
Chief investigator: Dr Andrew Hewitt
Research organisation: University of Queensland
USA 1601 Use of Unmanned Air Vehicles for early, real time detection of extreme weather events in vineyards
 
Chief investigator: Prof Anthony Finn
Research organisation: University of South Australia
UT 1601 Taking grapevine yield forecasting into the digital age
 
Chief investigator: Dr Joanna Jones
Research organisation: The University of Tasmania

Market access

AWRI 2.2.1

Collecting and disseminating information regarding agrochemicals registered for use and maximum residue limits in Australian viticulture
 
Chief investigator: Mr Con Simos
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWRI 2.2.4

Increasing Australia’s influence in market access, safety, regulatory and technical trade issues
 
Chief investigator: Mr Con Simos
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

Sustainable resource management

CSP 1501

Grapevine germplasm variety identification
 
Chief investigator: Dr Mark Thomas
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Wine provenance and measures of quality

AWR 1501

Defining and exploiting the microbial genetic diversity of regionality and terroir
 
Chief investigator: Dr Anthony Borneman
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWR 1503

Objective measures of Shiraz grape and wine quality in premium Australian vineyards
 
Chief investigator: Dr Keren Bindon
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWR 1505

Further development of origin verification tools using multi-elemental isotope ratio and trace elements
 
Chief investigator: Dr Eric Wilkes
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute
AWRI 3.1.1 Identification and origin of volatile compounds responsible for important wine sensory attributes
 
Chief investigator: Dr Leigh Francis
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute
AWRI 3.1.3 Flavour precursors: contribution to wine aroma, in-mouth sensory properties and flavour release
 
Chief investigator: Dr Leigh Francis
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute

AWRI 3.1.4

Factors effecting wine texture, taste, clarity, stability and production efficiency
 
Chief investigator: Dr Paul Smith
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute
AWRI 3.5.3 Formation and fate of positive and negative sulfur compounds
 
Chief investigator: Dr Eric Wilkes
Research organisation: Australian Wine Research Institute
CSP 1201 Grape quality parameters that influence wine flavour and aroma
 
Chief investigator: Dr Paul Boss
Research organisation: CSIRO Agriculture and Food
CSU 1301 Determination of thresholds for bunch rot contamination of grapes and techniques to ameliorate associated fungal taints
 
Chief investigator: Professor Christopher Steel
Research organisation: National Wine and Grape Industry Centre
CSU 1602 Benchmarking regional and subregional influences on Shiraz fine wines
 
Chief investigator: Dr John Blackman
Research organisation: Charles Sturt University
NWG 1401 Metal ion speciation: Understanding its role in wine development and generating a tool to minimise wine spoilage
 
Chief investigator: Dr Andrew Clark
Research organisation: National Wine and Grape Industry Centre
UA 1503 Epi-breeding - Using the epigenetic memory of stress to prime Australian grapevines for a changing environment
 
Chief investigator: Dr Carlos Rodriguez Lopez
Research organisation: The University of Adelaide
UA 1602 Understanding the drivers of terroir in the Barossa Valley
 
Chief investigator: Cassandra Collins
Research organisation: The University of Adelaide
UT 1503 Pinot Noir provenance and traceability: Australian benchmarking to support perception of quality, marketing and add value to the supply chain
 
Chief investigator: Dr Fiona Kerslake
Research organisation: The University of Tasmania
Contact:

Mike Stone, Murray Valley Winegrowers Inc