Grapes are grown in several climatic zones in New South Wales. The main areas producing wine and table grapes are the Murrumbidgee irrigation area, the Hunter Valley, the central rangelands of Mudgee, Orange and Cowra and the area encompassing Wagga Wagga, Young and Gundagai.

Table grapes are also grown in Sydney's south-west and grapes for dried fruit are grown in the lower Murray irrigation area.

Resources from NSW DPI, Charles Sturt University and the NSW Wine Industry Association have been brought together to form the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) which undertakes research, education, training and extension activities to serve the Australian grape industry.

The prestigious Graham Gregory Award is the top citation acknowledging an individual's outstanding contribution to the NSW wine industry.

Winegrowers, winemakers, and others involved in the wine industry such as researchers, educators, leaders and innovators are encouraged to apply.

Please note, this is a retrospective award recognising outstanding contribution from previous year/s

More information

  • For more details, contact Stuart McGrath-Kerr 0417 206 847 or Trudy Glasgow 02 6391 3387.
Flooding across large areas of New South Wales and Victoria during March 2012 has resulted in flooded vineyards in several of the states’ winegrape-growing regions.

These case studies aim to inform growers of some immediate issues to consider and issues for next season based on others observations.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (then NSW Agriculture) worked in conjunction with Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW WIA) to create the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) in 1997.

The NWGIC was formed with the goal:

"to become the premier institution for the integration of research, teaching, training and information exchange for the wine industry in Australia."