Dr Anthony Robinson

Dr Anthony Robinson
Dr Anthony Robinson
The Australian Wine Research Institute
General Manager Business Development

About Me

Best known for his integrated industry perspective, passion for research, and collaborative drive, Tony started his career in 2000 and has worked in various roles across the wine industry, including research, industry policy, viticultural management, and winemaking. He resides in Adelaide, South Australia and is the Business Development Manager for the Australian Wine Research Institute.
As a winemaker, he has produced wines for innovative and award-winning brands, while as a researcher, he has published several peer-reviewed papers on wine chemistry and sensory science. Tony has organised and presented at technical conferences in Germany, France, the USA and Australia. He has also been actively involved with Australian wine industry bodies, such as WFA, ASVO, and AWITC, and advocates for independent wine benchmarking through the show system.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons 1st), PhD, MAICD

Specialities: Grape and wine composition, viticulture management, winemaking, sensory science, wine judging, applied sciences, agricultural science, industry policy, project management.

Society Involvement:
ASVO Student Prize for UWA 2004; ASVO Non-Executive Director: Seconded May 2014, re-elected 2015, 2017, 2019; President 2017 - 2019; Vice President 2017, 2020; Treasurer 2021; Chair Wine Business Seminar 2021; Chair AJGWR Advisory Committee 2016-2018; Chair of the Wine Show sub-committee 2014-2016, 2020; Secretariate ASVO Wine Show Technical Advisory Committee 2015 and 2020; Co-Author ASVO Wine Show Best Practice Recommendations 2015 and 2020; Member of the Awards sub-committee 2015-2019; Member of the Oenology Seminar planning committee 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021.

Other appointments: Councillor (Ex-Officio) Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA; previously Non-executive Director AWITC Inc.; Non-executive Director NPEC Pty Ltd.; Member AWITC Planning Committee 2016, 2019, 2022; Wine Australia Future Leader 2017; Member WIAWA Technical Committee; Member WFA WINEC; Member Perth Royal Wine Show Committee; Member Margaret River Wine Show Committee.

Tertiary Qualifications

BSc (Hons) PhD, MAICD
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