Posts Tagged wine research

Check out the Vineyard of the Future!

Look into the future!!

The Vineyard of the Future is an exciting project across a number of wine-producing countries with the aim of creating a “fully instrumented vineyard using wireless connectivity and automated data gathering and analysis”.

It will also be a test-bed for new technology and a trial site to investigate potential effects of climate change on viticulture in Australia, Chile, the USA and Spain. Universities from each country are collaborating for this unique project.

In Australia the participants are the University of Adelaide, lead by Wine2030’s Professor Steve Tyerman and Dr Roberta De Bei; and the University of Melbourne, with International VoF Leader Dr Sigfredo Fuentes – based at the University of Adelaide.

Check it out here!

Check out Vineyard of the Future activities and news on the VoF blog page.


Comments off

Apply Now! Wine Business and Marketing PhD Scholarship

Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The scholarship is supported by the Faculty of Sciences, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide.

Field of Study: Wine consumer behaviour and consumption dynamics in the lower and low alcohol segments of the Australian wine market and responsiveness of the retail dimension of the wine value chain.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

Stipend: The scholarship will be for up to 3 years commencing in 2012 and has a stipend of $23,728 per annum (indexed). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Johan Bruwer, Discipline of Wine Science and Business, University of Adelaide.

Tel (08) 8303 6764; Fax (08) 8303 7116; or Email:

To apply: Application for Admission and Scholarship must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at:

For students who have applied in the 2012 University of Adelaide Major Round, please email a summary of your application for admission and scholarship to Associate Professor Bruwer with ‘Application for Low Alcohol Wine’ in the subject heading. You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing with the subject heading ‘Request for application summary’.

Closing date: 17 February 2012

Comments off