This award honours an outstanding Author(s) of a paper published in the AJGWR in the previous twelve months where the potential application of the research on winemaking practices is deemed by an industry/science-based panel to have the most impact.



 2022Dr Marcos Bonada, SARDI

Dr Marcos Bonada, from the South Australian Research and Development Institute for the paper “Soil water availability during spring modulates canopy growth and impacts the chemical and sensory composition of Shiraz fruit and wine”

Dr Bonada’s paper was selected by the committee because it demonstrated the importance of establishing a framework for the adoption of irrigation strategies that may maintain regional style in the context of a changing climate.

 2021Dr Martin Moran
 M.A. Moran S.E. Bastian, P.R. Petrie and V.O. Sadras
Impact of late pruning and elevated ambient temperature on Shiraz wine chemical and sensory attribute. 
 2020Dr Vanessa Stockdale Accolade

Ratnayake, S., Stockdale, V., Grafton, S., Munro, P., Robinson, A., Pearson, W., McRae, J. and Bacic, A. (2019), Carrageenans as heat stabilisers of white wine. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 25: 439-450.

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 2019Dr Janez Kosel University of  Ljubljana

Kosel, J. , Raspor, P. and Čadež, N. (2019), Maximum residue limit of fungicides inhibits the viability and growth of desirable non‐Saccharomyces wine yeasts. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 25: 43-52. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12364

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 2018Dr Paul Boss CSIRO Ag & Food


Boss, P.K., Kalua, C.M. , Nicholson, E.L. , Maffei, S.M. , Böttcher, C. and Davies, C. (2018), Fermentation of grapes throughout development identifies stages critical to the development of wine volatile composition. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research 24, 24-37. doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12296

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 2017Dr Simone Vincenzi

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: 215225. doi: 10.1111/ajgw.12268.

 2016Dr Marlize Bekker AWRI
 Bekker, M. , Day, M. , Holt, H. , Wilkes, E. and Smith, P. (2016), Macro‐oxygenation: effect on sulfurous off‐odours. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22: 24-35. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12172
 2015Dr Andrew Clark CSU

 Clark, A. , Grant‐Preece, P. , Cleghorn, N. and Scollary, G. (2015), Copper(II) addition to white wines. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21: 30-39. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12114
 2014Dr Richard Gawel AWRI
 Gawel, R. , Schulkin, A. , Smith, P. and Waters, E. (2014), Palate effects of caftaric acid and Grape Reaction Product. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20: 25-30. doi:10.1111/ajgw.12056
 2013Dr Erick Casalta
 Casalta, E. , Cervi, M. , Salmon, J. and Sablayrolles, J. (2013), Impact of nitrogen and solids on fermentation. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 19: 47-52. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0238.2012.00205.x
 2012Dr Rob Bramley CSIRO Ag & Food
 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