Australian Grape & Wine Events Calendar


NSW DPI Varietal Showcase – Chardonnay under the spotlight

Date/Time
Date(s) - 31 May 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
Orange Agricultural Institute -OAI

Website
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture/grapes/chardonnay-workshop-may-2017

Organiser
NSW Department of Primary Industries

RSVP dates
26/05/2017

Cost
25.00

Contact Details
Darren Fahey
Phone: 0457842874
Email: [email protected]

Event Region(s)
Canberra
Canberra District
Cowra
Hilltops
Hunter
Mudgee
Orange
Southern Highlands
Tumbaraumba

Category(ies)


This workshop focuses on understanding how clones can contribute to wine style and which clones are best suited to which regions in a changing climate and an ever-evolving marketplace.
It will include a keynote address from Wine Australia Chair Brian Walsh, along with a presentation and tasting from SARDI Viticultural Research Group Leader Michael McCarthy on Chardonnay clonal trials conducted across three different states over three vintages.
Wine Australia Senior Analyst, Mark Rowley, will provide a domestic and international market analysis of Chardonnay, and Nick Dry of Yalumba Nursery will present on Chardonnay clonal material. Researcher Leigh Francis from the Australian Wine Research Institute will also detail the role of varietal thiols in Australian Chardonnay.
Charles Sturt University’s Professor Chris Steel will present on Botrytis threshold trials and Anthony Saliba on consumer preference research.
Also on the agenda will be case studies delivered by leading regional winemakers and viticulturists, and a tutored tasting of premium NSW, Australian and international Chardonnay wines, led by Nick Bullied.
So come and join us for an informative day on the best of Chardonnay.