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Small scale winery to show the way

An innovative experimental winery is set to enhance Australia’s reputation for producing a quality product from the fruit of the vine.

The new winery, to be launched on Tuesday 30 January, will be built next to the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre on Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Wagga Wagga Campus, the result of a partnership between CSU, NSW Wine Industry Association and NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Director of the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, CSU’s Professor Geoff Scollary says “This year 120 different wines will be produced at the CSU Winery. The expansion will allow production to increase to 150 for the 2008 vintage and provide grape growers and wine producers with strong scientific and practical information to ensure the Australian wine industry remains sustainable and profitable”.

Professor Scollary believes the expansion “will further establish CSU as one of the nation’s leading wine extension and research centres”.



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