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Feature Stories

2018

New Grapevine Management Guide 2020-21

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

The new Grapevine Management Guide 2020-21 is available to provide viticulturists with practical information that can be implemented readily and easily into any vineyard operation.

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NWGIC operations and COVID-19

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Like all of you, we’ve been watching the development of COVID-19.

The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre  is still operating - we’re just doing things a little differently in response to the advice from Government and health authorities

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Watch the NWGIC research update

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

If you missed the recent National Wine and Grape Industry Centre research update you can now watch a recording online.

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NWGIC research sheds new light on petiole tissue sampling

Thursday, 5 Dec 2019

New research from the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) has an important message for growers using tissue analysis to estimate the nutrient requirements of their vines – use the whole petiole.

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Workshop to showcase research from vineyard to wine glass

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

Grape growers and winemakers will be able to tap into new research to improve vineyard health, limit wine spoilage and understand how differences in Shiraz wines from varying regions occur at a workshop in Wangaratta on Friday 6 December.

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NWGIC research shows early leaf removal can help reduce sunburn in grapes

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019

Research by the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) is shining new light on how to reduce sunburn damage on grapes by identifying the best time to remove leaves from the vine.

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National recognition for NWGIC researcher

Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) scientist Dr Joanna Gambetta has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards for her innovative research in viticulture and wine science.

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CSU Research: Protecting wine grapes from sunburn

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019

High temperatures, harsh light and ultraviolet radiation can lead to a nasty case of sunburn – not just for people but for winegrapes – and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) is investigating how to reduce the damage and financial losses.

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CSU Graduation: PhD research to help wine grape growers

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018

NWGIC graduate, Dr Aruni Buddhika Udugama Vithanage has been awarded her PhD by CSU for her research to better understand grey mould in wine grapes.

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CSU supports NSW Wine Awards

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018

Charles Sturt University (CSU) was pleased to support the NSW Wine of the Year Awards.

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Research to better manage grapevine trunk disease

Monday, 10 Sep 2018

Research at the NWGIC is contributing to our understanding of grapevine trunk diseases leading to better management strategies for growers.

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New board members bring industry insight to NWGIC

Monday, 3 Sep 2018

The NWGIC has welcomed four new independent board members, bringing a wealth of experience in research and development, grape and wine production and business management.

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Portable wine testing device

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018

NWGIC researchers are involved in a project, led by La Trobe University, that aims to develop a more efficient and portable method of detecting sulfur dioxide levels in wine.

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CSU Research: Testing the tasting of Australian Shiraz in Hong Kong

Monday, 25 Jun 2018

Asia’s premier wine trade fair has provided the perfect opportunity for NWGIC researchers to collect data while promoting Australian wine.

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NWGIC a role to play in new wine research

Thursday, 7 Jun 2018

The NWGIC in Wagga Wagga is set to play a key role in a research centre to build the sustainability and competitive edge of the Australian wine industry.

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NWGIC seeks independent industry board members

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Members of the Australian wine and grape industries have an opportunity to provide advice and help shape the direction of research.

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CSU Winery set to build on success

Sunday, 1 Apr 2018

As grapes from the 2018 harvest arrive at the boutique winery at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga, winemaker Campbell Meeks is impressed with the quality of the fruit and excited about the prospect of making more great wine.

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