Tuesday, November 22, 2011

GWRDC's Trial Tasting.

Thursday the 15th of December at Jacobs Creek.

You are invited to a wine tasting workshop hosted by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) to taste wines from a hotter and drier future.

The wines to be tasted were made from grapes grown in a GWRDC project investigating the effect of elevated temperature on grapevine physiology and wine attributes.

Through GWRDC’s project, SARDI has established a trial with:

• four varieties grown under current conditions versus a 2-4oC increase in daytime temperature, and
• a Shiraz trail grown under current versus elevated temperatures in combination with frequent irrigation versus water deficit.

Unlike comparisons between wines from hot versus cool regions or between hotter and cooler vintages in the same region, these trials allow for a direct, unequivocal assessment of temperature effects.

The tasting of wines from the 2011 vintage will be held on Thursday 15 December from 1–4pm at the Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat.

Drop in any time between 1 and 4 pm to taste the wines and discuss the research behind the wines with Dr Victor Sadras and the team.

Please contact Martin Moran (martin.moran@sa.gov.au or 0448 928 513) to register your interest in the free workshop.

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