Weather, Climate and Wine - The Meteorological Challenges of Cool Climate Viticulture

A talk will be hosted by the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (ACT Branch), in association with the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University on Thursday, 9 July 2015 at 5.30pm in the Frank Fenner Building #141 ANU.  The topics and speakers are: 

The Meteorological Challenges of Cool Climate Viticulture, by Elly Spark, Kingsdale Wines, Goulburn

Elly is a retired meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology with experience in the Bureau's Climate, Consultancy and Forecasting sections. She will talk about what she has learnt in growing grapes and winemaking in a cool climate region. The 2015 vintage is the best vintage Kingsdale Wines has had, Ken Helm of Helm Wines in Murrumbateman, has called it the Vintage of the Century. However other growers have had problems with disease. Why?  Elly thinks understanding the weather is the difference.

The Changing Climate of Canberra, by Clem Davis, Visiting Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU

Clem is also a retired meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology. As a Visiting Fellow at the ANU he has been undertaking a study into how the climate of Canberra has been changing, over the period of record at Canberra Airport from 1939, and its possible impacts on the local wine industry.

Drinks and Nibblies will be provided - so please RSVP to fennerschool-events-2@anu.edu.au

For any more information contact Clem Davis:  M: 0421 250733   E: clem.davis@anu.edu.au

 

Date & time

5.30–7pm 9 July 2015

Location

Frank Fenner Seminar Room

Frank Fenner Building (Building 141) ANU

 

Contacts

 Clem Davis
 +61 2 0421 250733

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