|DAY ONE | Thursday 24 July 2014|
|The sector in review: Where is the market at, what is grape quality and why is it important, how is quality rewarded, what’s in it for the grapegrower and the winery?
David Lowe, NSW Wine Industry Association
|Session 1 – Insights into the accumulation of secondary metabolites in wine grapes|
|Flavonoid biosynthesis in grapes- factors controlling accumulation in winegrapes.
Dr Simon Robinson, CSIRO
|Optimising harvest date through use of an integrated grape compositional and sensory insights model.
Prof Alain Deloire, NWGIC
|Regions, wine quality and sensory measures for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dr Sue Bastian, University of Adelaide
|Assessment of relationships between grape chemical composition and grape allocation grade.
Dr Paul Smith, AWRI
|Session 2 – Growing and capturing quality in the premium/ultra-premium vineyard regions|
|The impact of leaf removal and the management of crop load on fruit quality. A European insight.
Prof. Stefano Poni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza
|Growing Cabernet Sauvignon at Wynns Coonawarra Estate – the influence of vintage, clones and site.
Ben Harris, Wynns Coonawarra Estate
|Growing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon in Margaret River.
Colin Bell, AHA Viticulture
|Growing high quality Shiraz in Central Victoria.
Damien Sheehan, Mt Langhi Ghiran
|Growing high quality Shiraz in the Barossa.
Chris Rogers, St Hallett’s Wines
|DAY TWO | Friday 25 July 2014|
|Session 3 – Managing the challenges of growing commercial grade fruit|
|Understanding the impact of cultural practices on fruit quality in California.
Dr Martin Mendez-Costabel, E&J Gallo Winery
|Matching vineyard inputs to achieve desired winery specifications – while remaining viable.
Andrew Weeks, CCW Co-operative
|Improving the relationship between yield and wine quality through irrigation and carbohydrate management.
Peter Clingeleffer, CSIRO
|Challenging the dogma that high yields lead to inferior wine.
Dr Michael Trought, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
|Session 4 – Managing seasonal production challenges|
|Seasonal impacts and potential for in-season management practices to mitigate these impacts.
Dr Victor Sadras, SARDI
|Optimising vine balance in Australian vineyards – smart phone apps for assessing leaf area index and fruit exposure.
Dr Roberta De Bei, University of Adelaide
|Importance of carbohydrates in managing seasonal variability in production.
Dr Jason Smith, NWGIC
|Relationships between harvest time and wine composition in Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dr Keren Bindon, AWRI