ASVO announces the winners of the research papers of the year and the Dr Peter May Award

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology last night announced the Awards for Excellence winners for 2021 which included three research awards.

Dr Peter May Award – Dr Meg Whitener, Bell's Brewery

Dr Whitener’s paper ‘Effect of non-Saccharomyces yeasts on the volatile chemical profile of Shiraz wine’ , was published in the AJGWR in 2017. The paper reports the results of an investigation into the impact that the non-Saccharomyces yeasts in sequential inoculation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, had on the volatile chemical profile of Shiraz wine.

Viticulture research paper - Dr Marcos Bonada, PIRSA-SARDI

The Viticulture Paper of the Year was awarded to Dr Marcos Bonada, from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australian Research and Development Institute (PIRSA-SARDI), and was titled: ‘Impact of low rainfall during dormancy on vine productivity and development’

Oenology research paper - Dr Martin Moran, Mordrelle Wines

The Oenology paper of the year was awarded to Dr Martin Moran, from Mordrelle Wines, for the paper “Impact of late pruning and elevated ambient temperature on Shiraz wine chemical and sensory attributes”


Congratulations to the 2021 research award winners!