The Centre for Viticulture and Oenology were pleased recently to host Professor Robyn Wood, the Strategic Professor of Viniculture in the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
Robyn is also a Director and Principal Viticulture Consultant with Ecovinia International Pty Ltd. and was in New Zealand to present at a research symposium on a sustainability wine industry. Robyn has nearly 30 years of commercial experience in viticulture across all winegrowing regions of Australia and internationally. In both executive and consultancy roles, she has worked with several major wine companies. Most recently Robyn was responsible for the establishment and management of large-scale multiple sites for horticulture encompassing over 6,000 ha of grapevines, olives and almonds throughout Australia. Her experiences and qualifications underpin her perspectives on balanced plant growth as the key to self-sustaining vineyard ecosystems.
The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) is an alliance of Charles Sturt University (CSU), the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW WIA). The NWGIC uses knowledge generated by scientific research to drive value-adding innovation within the industry through its extension, education and training channels.