Dr Mardi Longbottom

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Manager of Sustainability and Viticulture

Mardi will be speaking in Session 4. Roadmap for a sustainable industry. Click here to see more.


Mardi began her career in the wine industry in the early 1990s helping to establish her family’s vineyards in Padthaway, South Australia. Shortly afterwards she gained her viticultural degree and held technical and vineyard management positions spanning numerous Australian wine regions. Mardi returned to The University of Adelaide in 2002 where she completed a Masters and PhD in Viticulture and was alecturer in Viticulture. For the past fourteen years, Mardi has focussed on research and extension of wine industry sustainability projects including regional climate risk analyses, benchmarking greenhouse gas emissions from vineyards, the management of corporate water assets, and in her role as Manager of Sustainability and Viticulture, she manages the Australian wine industry’s sustainability program ‘Sustainable Winegrowing Australia’. Mardi is a graduate of the SA Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program, a former Director of Australian Grape and Wine Inc and former President and Director of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.