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Wine Australia

Wine Australia helps foster and encourage profitable, resilient and sustainable Australian winegrape and wine businesses by investing in research and development (R&D), building markets, disseminating market information and knowledge, encouraging adoption and ensuring compliance through our regulatory functions. We also administer the Export and Regional Wine Support Package.

Commercial opportunities

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Logo for Wine Australia – wine grape canopy management commercialisation opportunity
Wine

Wine Australia – wine grape canopy management commercialisation opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Agritech solution providers, innovators and commercial partners interested in licensing or partnering to integrate into existing or new platforms
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    30 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Wine Australia - In-field fruit maturity measurement technology – commercialisation opportunity
Wine

Wine Australia - In-field fruit maturity measurement technology – commercialisation opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Agritech software providers, product developers, innovators and commercial partners interested in commercialising in-field fruit maturity measurement technology to combine with existing or new platforms.
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    30 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Wine Australia – wine grape yield prediction and estimation commercialisation opportunity
Wine

Wine Australia – wine grape yield prediction and estimation commercialisation opportunity

Opportunity for

  • Agritech software or hardware providers, innovators and commercial partners interested in access to wine grape yield predictions to integrate into existing or new platforms
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    30 October 2022

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Wine Australia - ProxiCrop – continuous plant water status measure to maximise irrigation efficiency
Wine

Wine Australia - ProxiCrop – continuous plant water status measure to maximise irrigation efficiency

Opportunity for

  • Agritech platforms to access grape vine water status data to combine with other measures
  • Technology hardware manufacturers to partner on the development of in- field grape vine units
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Licensing, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
Logo for Producer-led agtech demonstration case studies: wine grapes
Wine

Producer-led agtech demonstration case studies: wine grapes

Opportunity for

  • Agrifoodtech companies interested in trialling later stage technologies in the grape and wine sector
  • Grape and wine value chain participants interested in trialling later stage technologies
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Field trial, Seeking solutions

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.
Logo for Sensor based irrigation scheduling (grapevines)
Wine

Sensor based irrigation scheduling (grapevines)

Opportunity for

  • IoT / technology hardware manufacturers interested in new products and services
  • Digital platform developers interested in new products and services
  • Agtech distributors and consultants interested in new products and services
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
Logo for Grapevine yield forecasting
Wine

Grapevine yield forecasting

Opportunity for

  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) manufacturers interested in new products and services
  • Digital platform developers interested in new products and services
  • Contractors servicing grape and wine sector interested in developing new products and services
  • AI prediction and AgTech companies interested in yield prediction products and services
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).
Logo for Grapevine canopy measurement
Multiple industries

Grapevine canopy measurement

Opportunity for

  • Digital platform developers interested in new products and services
  • Decision support companies interested in new products and services
  • Hardware development companies interested in new products and services
  • Existing platform companies interested in integrating the solution
  • Led by

    Wine Australia

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner, Seeking partners

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-2)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.

Research projects

Other research projects
Logo for A Common Approach for Commodity-Sector-Level GHG Accounting for Australian Agriculture
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A Common Approach for Commodity-Sector-Level GHG Accounting for Australian Agriculture

The broad aim of this cross-sectoral project is to develop a common framework for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting that is transparent, trusted and relevant for Australia and can be broadly adopted across all agricultural industries.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jun 2021 - 1 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Logo for The development of a national, grape-industry strategy for the implementation of a national standard for grapevine certification - Phase 1
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The development of a national, grape-industry strategy for the implementation of a national standard for grapevine certification - Phase 1

The lack of a national standard for the health of planting material in Australia means that growers have no guarantee that the planting material being supplied to them by nurseries is disease free or of a certain provenance. Phase 1 of this project will address the framework required to underpin a new national standard for grapevine planting material, which will be customer-focused, independently audited, transparent, aspirational, inclusive and allow for continuous improvement.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Aug 2021 - 30 Dec 2021

Logo for Validation and implementation of an early warning system to reduce smoke impacts from prescribed burns and bushfires on agricultural industries in Victoria
Wine

Validation and implementation of an early warning system to reduce smoke impacts from prescribed burns and bushfires on agricultural industries in Victoria

This project will develop a fully integrated network of air quality sensors to provide real-time data on smoke dose and the risk of smoke taint in winegrapes. Accurate prediction of the doses which cause smoke taint will enable the emergency sector to organise and conduct planned burns more effectively and with less risk to agricultural industries, particularly the wine industry.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jan 2021 - 30 Mar 2022

  • Research organisation

    La Trobe University

Logo for North-East Victoria vineyard smoke sensor network
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North-East Victoria vineyard smoke sensor network

This project aims to deliver an early warning network of smoke sensors that assesses vineyard exposure to smoke in North-East Victoria, one of the most bushfire-prone wine regions in Australia. The network of 100 sensor stations will record, analyse and report the exposure of wine grapes to individual smoke events and accumulated seasonal smoke exposure. An electronic dashboard will provide information back to producers and inform critical business decisions such as grape testing, vineyard management, and winemaking strategies to manage smoke effects. The network has the potential to be deployed nationally and exported.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    30 Jun 2021 - 31 Dec 2022

  • Research organisation

    La Trobe University

Logo for Best practice management of grapevine viruses in Australia
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Best practice management of grapevine viruses in Australia

The key purpose of this project is to improve the management of grapevine viruses such as Leafroll and Shiraz Disease that cause reduced vine vigour, quality and yield. As well as a Best Management Practice Guide for virus management in established vineyards and new plantings in Australia, the project will identify knowledge gaps to be addressed by future research.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Feb 2021 - 1 Mar 2022

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Ecosystem services

Certain plant species grown in and around vineyards can provide tangible benefits, such as supporting predators of common vineyard pests. This project aims to expand knowledge of the benefits of ground cover species and different types of adjacent vegetation.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Apr 2021 - 30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Logo for Drought resilience
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Drought resilience

The aim of this project is to develop management strategies that irrigated, rain-dependent vineyards can apply during a drought to minimise the loss of yield and grape quality. This involves better understanding of vine and cover crop water use.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2021 - 30 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Logo for Integrated management of grapevine phylloxera: Phase II
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Integrated management of grapevine phylloxera: Phase II

Phylloxera is a tiny yellow aphid that feeds on the roots of grapevines, killing them. This project is a next-phase research program to help protect Australian vineyards cope with phylloxera through more effective surveillance, improved selection of resilient rootstocks, disinfestation procedures and knowledge of Australian phylloxera ecology.
  • Funded by

    Wine Australia

  • Project date

    1 May 2021 - 30 Apr 2024

  • Research organisation

    Agriculture Victoria

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