Fifth Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference

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The Fifth Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference was held 29 November – 1 December 1983 at The University of Western Australia, Western Australia. The Conference Planning Committee comprised:

T.H. Lee, Chairman The Australian Wine Research Institute
T.C. Somers The Australian Wine Research Institute
G.W. Wood The Australian Wine Research Institute
M.H. Babidge Wynn Winegrowers Pty Ltd
K. Christie-Ling The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
A.C. Devitt Western Australian Department of Agriculture
P.R. Dry Roseworthy Agricultural College
D.C. Lester G. Gramp & Sons Pty Ltd

Programme

Session 1 – Soil and water management

Recent advances in Australian viticulture P.R. Dry, Roseworthy Agricultural College
Soil and water management for optimum grape yield and quality under conditions of limited or no irrigation J.L. van Zyl, OVRI, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Rejuvenation of low yielding vineyards R.O. Soderlund, Department of Agriculture, Victoria
Response of Shiraz vines in the Barossa Valley to drip irrigation M.G. McCarthy, South Australian Department of Agriculture
Grapevine water transport and root development B.M. Freeman, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
Canopy microclimates and effects on wine quality R.E. Smart, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, New Zealand
Minimal pruning – its role in canopy management and implications of its use for the wine industry P.R. Clingeleffer, CSIRO Division of Horticultural Research
Regulation of grapevine potassium by shoot growth and development B.M. Freeman, New South Wales Department of Agriculture
Recent developments in Western Australian viticulture A.C. Devitt, Department of Agriculture – Western Australia

Session 3 – Pest management

Research on reducing damage to grapes by Silvereyes in south-western Australia I.J. Rooke, Agriculture Protection Board of Western Australia
The biology and control of grape phylloxera G. Buchanan, Department of Agriculture, Victoria
Grapevine phylloxera in New Zealand R.E. Smart, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, New Zealand
Effect of rootstocks on the performanceof Vitis vinifera cv. Chenin Blanc under various environmental conditions in South Africa J.L. van Zyl, OVRI, Stellenbosch, South Africa
The budding of rootstocks in the vineyard I.J. Cameron, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
Summary of the viticultural programme B.G. Coombe
A climatic evaluation of the question: could grapevine downy mildew develop in Western Australia? G.D. McLean, P.A. Magarey, M.F. Wachtel, P.R. Dry, WA Department of Agriculture, Loxton Research Centre and Roseworthy Agricultural College

Session 5 – Grape juice for winemaking or marketing

Determination of grape maturity by aroma/flavour assessment A.D. Jordan, Oenotec Pty Ltd
Grape juice aroma and grape quality assessment used in vineyard classification R.L. Cootes, S. Smith & Son Pty Ltd
The Brimstone process – past, present, and future (parts I and II) R.A. Potter, K.A. Pfeiffer, Agricultural and General Industries Ltd and Loxton Cooperative Winery and Distillery Limited
Juice storage alternatives:
(a) ion exchange considerations R.C. Moody, Wynn Winegrowers Pty Ltd
(b) clarification and refrigeration A.L. Chan, Lindemans Wines Pty Ltd
The development of free monoterpene flavourants and precursor compounds in ripening Muscat Gordo Blanco grapes P.J. Williams, The Australian Wine Research Institute

Session 6 – Vinification

Trends in German winemaking practice W.R. Sponholz, Geisenheim am Rhein, West Germany
Application of a Burgundian winemaking technique to Victorian-grown Chardonnay J. Ellis, The Tisdall Winery
Special procedures for white wines: conserving flavour Institute R.F. Simpson, The Australian Wine Research
Red wines – critical parameters T.C. Somers, The Australian Wine Research Institute

Session 7 – The microorganisms

The problem of bacteriophages in wine T. Sozzi, Nestle Products Technical Assistance Co Ltd, Switzerland
Aspects of yeast technology P.R. Monk, The Australian Wine Research Institute
The ecology of yeasts and lactic acid bacteria associated with Bordeaux wines G.H. Fleet, University of New South Wales
Microbiology of wine corks T.H. Lee, The Australian Wine Research Institute