Awards for Excellence Winners

 

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

 

ASVO 2018 Oenology Paper of the Year

The 2018 Winemaking Paper of the Year was awarded to Dr Paul Boss at CSIRO Agriculture & Food
Dr Boss’s paper was selected by the committee because it demonstrated insightful information about chemical analysis of Cabernet sauvignon and Riesling over the course of berry development, this information has a direct application for winemakers who can tailor their wine style from the vineyard.

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ASVO 2018 Winemaker of the Year

Pete Bissell of Balnaves, a family owned winery in the Coonawarra, was awarded the ASVO 2018 Winemaker of the Year. Pete is Chair of the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council, and a foundation member of the Limestone Coast Wineshow.
Pete has challenged the traditional and celebrated ‘Coonawarra Cabernet’ by pursuing new Cabernet Sauvignon clones and styles of Cabernet wine.
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ASVO 2018 Viticulture Paper of the Year

The 2018 Viticulture paper of the year was awarded to Dr. Catherine Clarke at Agriculture Victoria for the paper Effectiveness of sodium hypochlorite as a disinfestation treatment against genetically diverse strains of grape phylloxera Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch (Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae) .

The work reported  validated the footwear disinfestation protocols stipulated in the National Phylloxera Management Protocol (NPMP).

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ASVO 2018 Dr Peter May Award

The 2018 Oeology paper of the year was awarded to Dr. Rob Bramley, CSIRO Agriculture and Food for the paper Within-vineyard variation in the ‘pepper’ compound rotundone is spatially structured and related to variation in the land underlying the vineyard.
The paper, reports the results of the investigation initiated by Nathan Scarlett in spatial variation at the within-vineyard scale of a grape-derived wine flavour and aroma compound.

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ASVO Viticulturist of the Year

The 2018 ASVO Viticulturist of the Year award went to Colin Bell from AHA Viticulture a viticultural consultancy based in Western Australia. Colin is the Deputy Chair of Wines of Western Australia, a Director of Australian Vignerons and numerous other industry and community organisations which enables him to extend his work locally, within WA and nationally.

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Photos: John Krüger


2017

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year
Liz Riley, Vitibit
ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Mike Hayes,  Symphony Hill Wines
ASVO Viticulture paper of the year
Ayres, M. R., Wicks, T. J., Scott, E. S., and Sosnowski, M. R.
(2017) Developing pruning wound protection strategies for managing Eutypa dieback.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23: 103–111. doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12254.
ASVO Oenology paper of the year
Gazzola, D., Vincenzi, S., Marangon, M., Pasini, G., and Curioni, A.
(2017) Grape seed extract: the first protein‐based fining agent endogenous to grapes.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23: 215–225. doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12268.
AWAC Scholarship
Matthew Large, Shadowfax Winery

2016

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year
Colin Hinze, Bird in Hand
ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Sue Hodder and Sarah Pidgeon, Wynns
ASVO Viticulture paper of the year
Bellvert, J., Zarco-Tejada, P. J., Marsal, J., Girona, J., González-Dugo, V., and Fereres, E.
(2016) Vineyard irrigation scheduling based on airborne thermal imagery and water potential thresholds.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22: 307–315. doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12173.
ASVO Oenology paper of the year

, M.Z., Day, M.P., Holt, H., Wilkes, E. and Smith, P.A.
(2016), Effect of oxygen exposure during fermentation on volatile sulfur compounds in Shiraz wine and a comparison of strategies for remediation of reductive character.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22: 24–35. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12172

AWAC Scholarship
Stewart Byrne, Josef Chromy Wines

2015

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year
Ben Blows, Adelaide Hills
ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Ed Carr, Accolade Wines
ASVO Advanced Wine Assessment Course Scholarship
Richard Fennessy, Department of Agriculture and Food WA
ASVO Viticulture Paper of the Year
Hill, G. , Evans, K. , Beresford, R. and Dambergs, R.
(2014),Comparison of methods for the quantification of botrytis bunch rot in white wine grapes.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20: 432-441. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12101
ASVO Oenology Paper of the Year
Clark, A. , Grant‐Preece, P. , Cleghorn, N. and Scollary, G.
(2015), Copper(II) addition to white wines containing hydrogen sulfide: residual copper concentration and activity
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21: 30-39. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12114

 

2014

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year
Matthew Bailey, Taltarni
ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Sue Bell, Bellwether Wine
ASVO Viticulture Paper of the Year
Smith, J. , Schmidtke, L. , Müller, M. and Holzapfel, B.
(2014), Measurement of the concentration of nutrients in grapevine petioles by attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20: 299-309. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12072
ASVO Oenology Paper of the Year
Gawel, R. , Schulkin, A. , Smith, P. and Waters, E.
(2014), Taste and textural characters of mixtures of caftaric acid and Grape Reaction Product in model wine
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20: 25-30. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12056

2013

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year – sponsored by Bayer CropScience;
Ashley Ratcliff, The Yalumba Wine Company
ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Louisa Rose, The Yalumba Wine Company
ASVO Viticulture Paper of the Year
Saito, S. , Dunne, K. , Evans, K. , Barry, K. , Cadle‐Davidson, L. and Wilcox, W.
(2013), Optimisation of techniques for quantification of Botrytis cinerea in grape berries and receptacles by quantitative polymerase chain reaction
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 19: 68-73. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12011
ASVO Oenology Paper of the Year
Casalta, E. , Cervi, M. , Salmon, J. and Sablayrolles, J.
(2013), White wine fermentation: interaction of assimilable nitrogen and grape solids
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 19: 47-52. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0238.2012.00205.x

2012

ASVO Viticulturist of the Year
Amy Richards -Treasury Wine Estates
ASVO Winemaker of the Year
Wendy Cameron – Brown Brothers
ASVO Viticulture Paper of the Year
Sadras, V. and Moran, M.
(2012), Elevated temperature decouples anthocyanins and sugars in berries of Shiraz and Cabernet Franc.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 18: 115-122. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0238.2012.00180.x
ASVO Oenology Paper of the Year
Bramley, R. , Ouzman, J. and Thornton, C.
(2011), Selective harvesting is a feasible and profitable strategy even when grape and wine production is geared towards large fermentation volumes.
Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 17: 298-305. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0238.2011.00151.x