The grape and wine science symposium

25 & 26 September 2018

Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN. Please submit your abstracts via the following link.

What is it?

The Crush symposium is an opportunity for researchers, technical staff, academics and students to share the latest knowledge in grape and wine science in Australia. Hosted at the Waite Campus, Adelaide, a hub for grape and wine research, the event offers a unique opportunity for developing potential industry and research collaborations, and networking.

Crush will run back to back with the Australian Society for Viticulture & Oenology (ASVO) Innovation Seminar (, which will take place on Thursday 27 September enabling attendance at both events.

The Symposium will be followed by a followed by a dinner on Wednesday 26 September (venue to be confirmed).

When is it?

Close up of man harvesting pinot noir grapesCoordinated by the Wine Innovation Cluster, a partnership of the four leading Australian grape and wine research agencies, Crush is hosted in the years not containing an Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC). The next event will take place on 25 & 26 September, 2018.


Registrations will be open soon.


The Wine Innovation Cluster greatly acknowledges the support of our past event sponsors who have contributed to the success of this event. Now in its 6th year, the symposium is cementing itself in the wine and grape industry calendar. If you would like to get your brand in front of some of Australia’s leading minds in wine and grape science, please contact Natalie Burgan, WIC Executive Officer (

Partner Details


Coombe vineyard expansion opening

The Waite’s Coombe vineyard extension was officially opened on 26 April, with research and industry partners gathering in bright, balmy Autumn weather to view and celebrate the new section.

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Providing a forum for women to connect, share, inspire and be inspired. The Waite Research Precinct is full of inspiring women! They are everywhere – working across all disciplines and all the campus partner organisations.

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