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AWRI Webinar – Tackling smoke taint head on: winery remediation options for smoke-affected juice and wine

Location: Online - Adelaide


Event Date: 23 July 2020, 11.30am

Please check the organiser website for any changes due to COVID-19.

Contact Details

Association: The Australian Wine Research Institute
Telephone: (08) 8313 6600
Email: [email protected]


Beyond the human and community impacts of bushfires, grape and wine businesses can be affected through smoke impacts on wine-grapes and the resulting wine. As part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Rural R&D for Profit smoke mitigation project, a range of possible remedial treatments for dealing with smoke-affected grapes and wine were evaluated. A range of commercially available activated carbons was demonstrated to reduce smoke taint in the resulting wines, especially when added to grape juice prior to fermentation. Sensory studies performed on two smoke-affected Pinot Noir wines confirmed that blending can be an effective option for remediation of smoke-affected wine. This presentation will discuss the outcomes of winemaking trials with activated carbon and dilution studies to mitigate smoke taint.


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