Have you had a chance to look at the AWRI’s Vineyard and Winery Practices survey report, released in late May? Based on a major survey conducted in 2016, it provides a highly detailed snapshot of practices in Australian viticulture and winemaking. On the vineyard side, the report covers areas including vineyard layout, pruning, pest and disease management, canopy management, irrigation, nutrition, vineyard floor management and harvesting.
For wineries, it covers grape intake and handling, draining and pressing, juice processing, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, maturation, fining, filtration and packaging.
The full survey report is available now for download at http://www.awri.com.au/survey