This award is in honour of the late Dr Peter May who was the inaugural editor for the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research (AJGWR) and is awarded to the author(s) of the most cited AJGWR paper published in the previous five years. This award was established in 2018.

2023Dr Ignacio Buesa
Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Sustainable Agriculture Center

Delaying berry ripening of Bobal and Tempranillo grapevines by late leaf removal in a semi-arid and temperate-warm climate under different water regimes
I. Buesa,  G. Caccavello,  B. Basile,  M. C. Merli,  S. Poni,  C. Chirivella,  D. S. Intrigliolo
2022Dr Sarel Munitz
Carmel Wines, Israel

Dr Munitz’s paper “Sustained and regulated deficit irrigation of field-grown Merlot grapevines” was published in the AJGWR in 2018 and has been cited by 52 authors. The paper reports the results of a 4-year trial (2009–2012) in a commercial vineyard to examine the effect of sustained and regulated deficit irrigation regimes on vegetative growth, physiological aspects, and yield parameters of field-grown Merlot grapevines.

2021Dr. Meg Whitener 

Effect of non-Saccharomyces yeasts on the volatile chemical profile of Shiraz wine
Whitener, M. E. B.; Stanstrup, J.; Carlin, S.; Divol, B.; Du Toit, M.; Vrhovsek, U.


Dr Marcos Bonada

Bonada, M., Jeffery, D., Petrie, P., Moran, M. and Sadras, V. (2015), Temperature and water effects on grapes and wines. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21: 240-253.

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Dr Daniel Molitor
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

Molitor, D. , Caffarra, A. , Sinigoj, P. , Pertot, I. , Hoffmann, L. and Junk, J. (2014), Late frost damage risk for viticulture under future climate conditions: a case study for the Luxembourgish winegrowing region. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20: doi:10.1111/ajgw.12059

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2018 Dr Rob Bramley
CSIRO Agriculture & Food

Scarlett, N. , Bramley, R. and Siebert, T. (2014), Within-vineyard variation in the ‘pepper’ compound rotundone is spatially structured and related to variation in the land underlying the vineyard, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20: 214-222. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12075

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