The Australian Wine Research Institute

LOCATION: Levels 2 & 3, Wine Innovation Central Building, cnr Paratoo Road & Hartley Grove, Waite Campus, Urrbrae

Wine cellarWho We Are

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. Established in 1955, the AWRI is governed by an industry-led, skills-based Board and is a member of the Wine Innovation Cluster located at the Waite Research Precinct in Adelaide. The AWRI’s activities are guided by its mission and values, an industry-endorsed research, development and extension plan and an internal business plan. AWRI Commercial Services is the commercial arm of the organisation and provides advanced analytical and consulting services on a fee-paying basis.

The AWRI supports grapegrowers and winemakers by:

  • Undertaking strategic and applied research based on the priorities of Australia’s grapegrowers and winemakers
  • Providing a helpdesk service to answer queries from producers and conducting problem-solving investigations
  • Presenting roadshow workshops and seminars in Australian wine regions
  • Delivering technical information via the John Fornachon Memorial Library, the AWRI website and regular email bulletins
  • Producing publications including an Annual Report, AWRI Technical Review and the Agrochemicals ‘Dog Book’
  • Conducting events including the triennial Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, the Advanced Wine Assessment Course and Research to Practice modules
  • Providing NATA-accredited analysis and assistance with wine export
  • Supervising postgraduate students and providing lectures to undergraduate students


Dr Mark Krstic
Managing Director
T. +61 8 83 13 66 00

Dr Markus Herderich
Group Manager – Research
T. +61 8 83 13 66 00

Ella Robinson
Communication Manager
T. +61 8 83 13 66 00

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