Bushfire and vineyards – frontline and aftermath management

Thursday 19 November 2020 11:30 am ACDT
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Hosted by Richard Hamilton and Colin Hinze, this webinar aims to capture the experiences and recommendations from frontline viticulturists and to provide a reference resource for both vineyard managers affected by bushfires in the future, as well as helping viticulturists developing strategies to minimise risk of bushfire damage in their vineyards.

This webinar is presented by Wine Australia in partnership with Australian Grape & Wine, the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) and the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).


Dr Richard Hamilton

Dr Richard Hamilton has more than 40 years’ experience in viticulture. For the past 10 years he has been a consultant viticulturist to the Australian Grape and Wine industry with his business, Hamilton Viticulture. Past viticultural experience has included corporate, government and private enterprise roles. Richard was National Viticulturist from 1998 to 2010 for what is now Treasury Wine Estates with interest in vine health, the application of spatial technologies and vine propagation. From 1986 to 1998, Richard was with Primary industry and Resources South Australia and the South Australian Research and Development in a range of roles, finishing as Principal Consultant – Grapes, Citrus and Plant Health. During this time, he established a small family vineyard at Ashton in the Adelaide Hills. Richard is a fellow of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology. 

Colin Hinze

Colin Hinze provides extensive professional experience in viticulture and farm management having previously worked for Southcorp, Taylors and Bird in Hand. In his current role as Senior Agribusiness Consultant at Pinion Advisory, Colin provides services to growers, winemakers and a broad range of farmers and industry groups. Colin’s passion is sustainable and profitable farming systems, especially wine grapes.

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