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The National Wine & Grape Industry Centre is a recognised leader in promoting the application of research outputs within the Australian wine sector. NWGIC staff are embedded in major state-wide and national extension and adoption networks.

2021 Online Research Update

National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) research in the vineyard was the focus of the 2021 update.

  • Grapevine trunk disease management
  • Functional biodiversity in viticulture
  • Identifying individual nutrient deficiencies of grapevine leaves using
    hyperspectral imaging
  • Potassium nutrition in grapevines
  • Factors influencing water availability in rainfall dependent viticulture

Previous events

Practical science for Viticulture Workshop- Orange NSW 8 June 2021

The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre hosted a day of practical workshops to give grape growers and advisors information about new research and current science that can support management decisions in the vineyard.

2020 Online Research Update

  • The development of a smartphone app to identify and manage nutrient deficiency in grapevines;
  • Techniques for determining the levels of grey mould contamination of grapes;
  • Measurement of different forms of Cu in wine;
  • Benchmarking regional and sub-regional Shiraz fine wines

Download a copy of the program.

The NWGIC held a workshop in Wangaratta in 2019. It featured new research to improve vineyard health, limit wine spoilage and understand the differences between Shiraz wines from different regions. Find out more in the program.


Training on a variety of subjects is provided by our partner Department of Primary Industries NSW.

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Resources for Industry

The National Wine & Grape Centre provides a wide array of resources that can be accessed directly by grape growers and winemakers.


Our collection of resources for grape growers include fact sheets, videos, and apps on the topics of trunk diseases, soil health, pesticides, mildews, and more.



We provide a wide array of publications and videos for winemakers in the areas of spoilage, micro oxygenation, and more.



NSW DPI has further expanded its reach of fortnightly Vinewatch bulletins to winegrape growers across NSW wine regions.

The Murray Valley and Southern Highlands regions recently joined Canberra, Hunter Valley, Griffith, Mudgee, Orange and Tumbarumba in providing real-time phenological updates on key varieties, along with risk rated pest and disease information.

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