The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) conducts world-class research in grape and wine science, in the areas of plant pathology, vine physiology, fruit development, fruit and wine composition, sensory characteristics of wine, and consumer preference.
We generate outstanding research outcomes thanks to the expertise of our researchers, excellent facilities and equipment, and our alliance with Charles Sturt University (CSU), NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), and the New South Wales Wine Industry Association. We collaborate with commercial vineyards and wineries to ensure our research is highly relevant and improves profitability and sustainability in the Australian wine industry.
Through our research, education and engagement programs, we are training the future leaders of Australia's wine industry.
The foundation of our research strategy is based on collaboration with the Australian Wine Industry through regional commercial vineyards, to advance viticultural production and winemaking systems.
Charles Sturt University is one of Australia's leading educators in the grape and wine sciences. Knowledge and expertise derived from our research is rapidly integrated into CSU courses, which train the next cohort of industry professionals.
We are a recognised leader in promoting the application of research within the Australian wine sector. Our community engagement programs and partnerships support industry through training and resources that can be used in the field.