Wine workshop at Wangaratta

By Rodney Woods

Grape growers and winemakers will be able to tap into new research to improve vineyard health, limit wine spoilage and understand how the differences in shiraz wines from varying regions occur at a workshop in Wangaratta next month.

The free workshop is being hosted by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, an alliance between Charles Sturt University, NSW DPI and the NSW Wine Industry Association.

NWGIC director Leigh Schmidtke said scientists would present research taking in key issues from the vineyard, to the winery and right through to sensory analysis of the final product.

“The research at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre aims to increase the development, sustainability and profitability of the wine sector by providing practical outcomes that industry can easily adopt,” Professor Schmidtke said.

“We’re looking forward to sharing some of that research with growers and winemakers from the central and north-east Victorian wine regions.”

The workshop will start with breakfast and will be held from 8.30 am to noon on Friday, December 6 at the Charles Sturt Study Centre at the Rural Industries Campus of GOTAFE, 218 Tone Rd, Wangaratta.

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