Grapes

New South Wales represents the broadest diversity of wine-production climate and terroir in Australia.  Production varies between ultra-premium cool-climate vineyards, to the Riverina, NSW’s largest production region that accounts for over half of the state’s wine-grape production. NSW produces around 500,000 tonnes or 30% of the Australian wine crush.

To support wine grape growers, DPI invests in research, development and extension activities across NSW wine growing regions including:

  • Canberra District
  • New England
  • Cowra
  • Orange
  • Gundagai
  • Perricoota
  • Hastings River
  • Riverina
  • Hilltops
  • Shoalhaven Coast
  • Hunter Valley
  • Southern Highlands
  • Mudgee
  • Tumbarumba

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

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."

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