3rd May 2023 Nikola Estate 3pm-5pm ABOUT THE SESSION Both in Australia and internationally, there is a growing focus on sustainable grape and wine production. This is increasing interest in sustainability
ABOUT THE SESSION
Both in Australia and internationally, there is a growing focus on sustainable grape and wine production. This is increasing interest in sustainability credentials for vineyards and wineries, as well as new production techniques. This workshop will present a range of drivers for sustainable production, the vision and performance of the Australian wine regions, and case studies from grape and wine producers who have achieved efficiencies and economic benefits by adopting more sustainable practices.
Mardi Longbottom, Manager Sustainability and Viticulture AWRI Mardi began her career in the wine industry in the early 1990s helping to establish her family’s vineyards in Padthaway, South Australia. Shortly afterwards she gained her viticultural degree and held technical and vineyard management positions across numerous Australian wine regions. Mardi returned to the University of Adelaide in 2002 where she completed a Masters and PhD in Viticulture and was a Lecturer in Viticulture. For the past ten years, Mardi has focused on research and extension of wine industry sustainability projects including regional climate risk analyses, benchmarking greenhouse gas emissions from vineyards and the management of corporate water assets. She now manages the Australian wine industry’s sustainability program, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. Mardi is a graduate of the SA Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program, and a former director of Australian Grape and Wine Inc and the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.
(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm