The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production was well represented by the Centre’s early career researchers (ECRs) at the recent 2021 Crush Symposium.


Twelve Centre members presented their latest research to around 150 attendees from university, research and wine industry organisations from across Australia.  The presentations highlighted the breadth of research being undertaken within the Centre spanning the grape and wine production chain.


Congratulations to Centre PhD student Ross Sanders (University of Adelaide) who took out the Best Innovation in Science prize for his presentation “Rootstock vigour characteristics and vineyard spatial variation influence the methoxypyrazine concentration in the rachis of Cabernet Sauvignon.


The Centre thanks all of its members who spoke on the day, and their co-authors, including; Colleen Szeto, Dr Krista Sumby, Dr Morphy Dumlao, Liang Jiang, Eva Wang, Yin Liu, Lira Souza Gonzaga, Ross Sanders, Pietro Previtali, Rachael Tindal, Claire Armstrong and Eva Sui.


Acknowledgement and appreciation also goes to Dr Dimitra Capone for all her work in organising the conference in her role as Chair of the 2021 Crush Program Committee.

The 2021 Crush Symposium was held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on the 16th of June.  The Crush symposium is an opportunity for researchers, technical staff, academics and students to share the latest knowledge in grape and wine science in Australia.  The symposium offers a unique networking opportunity and the potential to develop industry and research collaborations.

Photos supplied by Eva Sui, Krista Sumby & Dimitra Capone