Paul Petrie

Dr Paul Petrie has recently taken on the position of Principal Scientist – Viticulture at SARDI. He leads a viticultural research program aiming to improve the resilience of Australian vineyards. This includes projects developing strategies to better manage dry winters and to understand and manage vintage compression. Prior to starting this role Paul was a Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Wine Research Institute. He has also worked as a member of the AWRI’s Industry Development and Support team, focusing on extension, and as the National Viticulturist at Treasury Wine Estates. Paul grew up helping his parents establish a vineyard in New Zealand and before moving to Australia for a role at CSIRO he completed a PhD on canopy management at Lincoln University. Paul will chair Session 4. Doing business in a changing climate on Monday.