The impact of vineyard exposure to smoke on vine physiology and the composition of grapes and wine [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Dr KL Wilkinson; Prof SD Tyerman; Dr S Fuentes; Dr D Cozzolino; Ms LE Rose

Brief description Taint in grapes and wine as a consequence of vineyard exposure to smoke has resulted in a decline in product quality and significant financial losses for grape and wine producers throughout Australia. Given the close proximity of many Australian wine regions to areas of bush and forest and the predicted continuation of warm, dry climatic conditions, the incidences of vineyard smoke exposure is expected to increase in the future. The project aims to establish grape and wine production methods which can be employed by industry to counter the effects of smoke on grape and wine composition, and to minimise smoke taint in finished wine; with clear economic benefits for grape-growers and wine producers.

Funding Amount $247,662

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