Overcoming taint from vineyard exposure to bushfire smoke
Bushfire frequency and severity have increased due to climate warming. Taint, from vineyard exposure to smoke, remains an issue of major concern for grape and wine producers worldwide, and an ongoing threat to long-term economic viability, despite significant scientific progress over the past decade.
In this project, field trials will occur in Australian and USA vineyards to:
- evaluate sensors and develop methods for monitoring vineyard smoke exposure
- identify physiological factors that influence smoke uptake by grapevines
- build on current work to develop strategies for mitigating/remediating the sensory effects of smoke taint
Producers will benefit from faultless wines and consumers can enjoy wines uncompromised by smoke taint
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your academic background? I was born, raised and educated in Adelaide, South Australia. I completed a PhD at The University of Adelaide in 2012 in the School of Agriculture Food and Wine, whilst employed at the Australian...
The Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production has won the 2020 Australian Council of Graduate Research award for Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision. The annual awards shine a spotlight on excellence in graduate research...
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