Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

REMOTE sensors and aerial imagery are being used to maximize irrigation efficiencies in one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. The project in South Australia’s Coonawarra region aims to help viticulturists understand how remote-sensing technologies can rapidly identify canopy temperature, vine water stress and nutrient status issues. It used images taken by three cameras fitted to a fixed-wing Cessna aircraft as it flew about 300 … Continue reading Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

A stand-out 2016 vintage in South Australia is Predicted by Andrew Spence

The rare combination of high quality grapes and above average yields in several of Australia’s premier wine regions have growers and winemakers confident the 2016 vintage will be one to remember. The vintage is in full swing in South Australia’s premier wine regions including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Riverland, Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley and Coonawarra. A warmer than average spring across the state … Continue reading A stand-out 2016 vintage in South Australia is Predicted by Andrew Spence