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Small-scale wine production from bushfire smoke-affected wine regions in Victoria and New South Wales

Smoke detection devices are used to compare airborne smoky “phenol” compounds with those in smoke-affected grapes and wine to gauge the impact of fires on the final product. This Rural R&D for Profit project aims to provide the Australian wine industry with a way of testing for smoke taint earlier, enabling wine growers savings in time and money and helping growers plan future vintages with greater certainty. This project is developing better tools to help with early detection to ensure no smoke taint can get into wines and to give certainty to growers deciding whether to harvest vineyards affected by smoke.

Project date

2 Feb 2020-30 Sep 2020

Principal investigator

Porter, Ian

Research organisation

La Trobe University

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Multiple industries
Fruits Other rural industries Wine

Wine Australia

Wine Australia helps foster and encourage profitable, resilient and sustainable Australian winegrape and wine businesses by investing in research and …

Multiple industries
Fruits Other rural industries Wine
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