Viticultural advisor

Andy will be chair of Session 8. Solving problems with technology. Click here to see more. 


Andy Clarke is The Dirt Dude, a viticultural advisor based in Bendigo, Victoria. He is passionate about innovation and using technological advances to drive sustainable wine businesses. His 20 years of experience in the wine sector covers a variety of vineyard and winery roles including Chief Viticulturist with Yering Station. Andy was also the CEO of AgTech company GAIA Innovations, combining machine learning and satellite imagery to deliver the National Vineyard Scan. His insights in production, processing and technology help his desire to drive greater Agtech adoption throughout the Australian wine sector.
Andy is Vice President of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, and a member of Wine Victoria’s Technical Subcommittee. In 2015, he was a Nuffield Scholar, sponsored by Wine Australia.