Update on the National Germplasm Collection Date & Time Oct
Update on the National Germplasm Collection
Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Viticultural Science) from the University of Adelaide in December 2000. He was first employed by the Orlando Wyndham Group and spent three years working as a viticulturist in the South-East and Riverland. In 2004 he was appointed to the newly created position of Rootstock Project Manager with the Phylloxera Board of South Australia. While with the Phylloxera board he wrote ‘Grapevine rootstocks: selection and management for South Australian vineyards’. Between 2008-2019 Nick managed Yalumba Nursery, during which time he developed an extensive knowledge of variety, clone and rootstock performance, along with an intimate understanding of grapevine trunk disease, grapevine virus, germplasm management and nursery practices. In September 2019 he was awarded the Gourmet Traveller WINE Viticulturist of the year and at the start of November 2019 he parted ways with Yalumba to start his own consulting business ‘Foundation Viticulture’. As a consultant, Nick has been involved with a diverse range of projects including; developing planting and redevelopment strategies, working on propagation supply chain strategy as well as technical communication projects. Nick is currently engaged by Wine Australia as the National Grapevine Collection coordinator and in November 2022 he was recognised as the ASVO viticulturist of the year.
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