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Since 1998 the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) in conjunction with the Western Australian Vine Improvement Association (WAVIA) have imported over 60 new varieties and clones of wine grape material into Western Australia. These new varieties and clones were identified by the wine industry as having both domestic and international wine market potential to enhance the production and development of premium WA wine.
The grapevine material is currently located in the Foundation Collection at the Manjimup Horticultural Research Institute (MHRI). In 2003 a trial of 18 of these varieties was established in order to gain an understanding of their grape production, winemaking characteristics and suitability to production in Manjimup, Western Australia.
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Wine quality, Phenology, Sensory evaluation, Winemaking, Yields, Crop Management, Wine grapes, Manjimup, Western Australia
Viticulture and Oenology
Kennison, K, and Fennessy, R. (2011), Evaluation of alternative wine grape varieties in Manjimup, Western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4824.