Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University
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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.

Our research areas

Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology

We have a whole of system approach to research on pests and disease of grapevines focusing on pathogen identification, epidemiology, management, and the impact of diseases on grape and wine composition.

Vine Physiology

Vine Physiology

Research into the factors that impact on berry composition and yield including extreme temperatures, water stress, plant nutrition and carbohydrate partitioning. Our research also aims to define sustainable and efficient vineyard management practises and develop automated systems for yield prediction.

Fruit Growth and Composition

Fruit Growth and Composition

Research to understand fruit development in relation to geography and vineyard climate.

Wine Composition

Wine Composition and Sensory Science

Uncovering the complex relationships associated with grape production, wine composition and wine sensory features.  From the impact of light and metal ions on oxidative wine spoilage, to developing tools and methods to better predict wine stability, and regional wine profiling.

Contact us

Email: nwgic@csu.edu.au
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Phone: +61 2 6933 29402

More about the Centre

Education

Education

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.

Resources

Resources

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.

Training centre

Training centre

The Industry Training Centre is available for bookings, featuring a large conference room, training rooms, teaching lab, and kitchen facilities.

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