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Australia's Wine Future:
A Climate Atlas

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08 Jul - 30 Sep 2020 Webinar
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Australia’s climate is variable, and it is changing. Grapegrowers and winemakers in Australia are already adjusting practices in their vineyards and wineries to keep pace. However, to date, many of these changes have been reactive; driven by the changes that are experienced season-to-season.  

The new, world-leading resource Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas will help improve our climate adaptation response, as it provides a range of detailed insights about how the climate is projected to change within each of Australia’s wine regions until 2100. 

Presented by Dr Rebecca Harris and Dr Tom Remenyi of the Climate Futures team at the University of Tasmania, this webinar will explore The Climate Atlas and what it shows for Australian wine regions in the Regional Program clusters (see below).

The Climate Atlas combines a series of climate change models to clearly show projected trends in temperature, rainfall, aridity and in their distribution patterns in regions of Australia where grapes are grown.  

It will help to explore the regionally specific climate challenges that we will need to manage and includes an indication of which regions around the country are similar now to through to the predicted conditions in 2100, allowing growers and wineries to look to their peers and viticultural experts around the country on how to adapt for the future. 

Click here to watch a special report on Landline about The Climate Atlas or here to download the Climate Atlas.  

Dates and registration

Region Date Time (local time) Register

SA north (Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley,
Adelaide Plains, Southern Flinders Ranges)

8 July 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm View the webinar replay
Western Australia (all regions in Western Australia) 9 July 2020 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm View the webinar replay
Greater NSW and ACT (All regions in NSW and ACT excl. Riverina) 15 July 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm View the webinar replay
Queensland (all regions in Queensland) 12 August 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm View the webinar replay
Greater Victoria (all regions in Victoria excl. Murray Darling and Swan Hill) 19 August 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm View the webinar replay
Tasmania (all regions in Tasmania) 26 August 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm View the webinar replay
SA Central (Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills,
Southern Fleurieu, Currency Creek, Kangaroo Island)
2 September 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm View the webinar replay
Limestone Coast (SA South - Coonawarra, Padthaway,
Wrattonbully, Mount Benson, Robe, Mt Gambier)
9 September 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm View the webinar replay
Murray Valley (Murray Valley and Swan Hill) 16 September 2020 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm View the webinar replay
Riverland 23 September 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm View the webinar replay
Riverina 30 September 2020 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm View the webinar replay



Dr Rebecca Harris

Director of Climate Futures Programme

Bec Harris is the Director of the Climate Futures Programme. She is a Senior Lecturer in Climatology and a Lead Author on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, contributing to Chapter 2, Terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their services and the Cross Chapter paper on Deserts, semi-arid areas and desertification.

Dr Harris’ principal research interests are in the area of climate change impacts on biodiversity, species distributions and thermal biology. Her research integrates regional climate projections with ecological and social research to contribute to landscape management decisions necessary to adapt to climate change. Recently, her research has focussed on ecosystem stability in response to climate variability and extreme events; changes to native and invasive species distributions; shifts in growing season and phenology and changing fire fuel loads under future climate change. The outcomes of this work has been applied to emergency services (bushfire preparedness), agriculture (biosecurity, viticulture), conservation management and adaptation in the wine and ski industries.

Dr Tom Remenyi

Dr Remenyi’s work is focused on converting leading-edge scientific research into relevant, useful, usable information for decision makers. His training in economics, analytical chemistry, marine biogeochemistry, data analysis and interpretation as well as field sampling and project management enable him to bring different skills to the various teams he works within and across a range of disciplines.

He dedicates significant time to stakeholder engagement, is a member of a number of committees and working groups and is a regular workshop facilitator. He also provides the technical expertise for services such as data provision, analysis, presentation and interpretation for stakeholders and within the Climate Futures team. 


For more information about this webinar series, please email

08 Jul - 30 Sep 2020
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