Research & Development

Research and development are a core objective of NSW Wine to assist the industry in addressing opportunities and challenges that arise, as well guiding its growth and direction.

NSW Wine facilitates an innovation forum annually for industry to identify its key areas of priority that can be addressed by research and development.

The focus and outcomes of the forum include;

  • Guide future research, development, extension and adoption in the NSW wine industry
  • Stimulate partnerships across industry, research and government, and inform funding decisions
  • To document the priorities of the NSW wine industry
  • Drive renewed industry involvement in research, development and adoption
  • Maintain NSW as a leading state for wine industry research
  • Create an innovative environment within the NSW wine industry
  • Provide NSW Wine with the ability to quickly respond to research opportunities and funding announcements

The primary output from the innovation forum are a series of project proposals for applied research that will drive outcomes and impacts across the NSW wine industry encapsulated in the annual NSW Wine Industry RDE&A Prospectus.

The three focus areas for the 2021/22 RDE&A Prospectus are biosecurity, renewal and sustainability.

NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

18 May 2022

Riesling Royale Masterclass

SOLD OUT - NSW Department of Primary Industry in collaboration with NSW Wine would like to invite you to attend the 2022 Riesling Royale Masterclass on 18th May at the QT Hotel Canberra


May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:

June 2022

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

Entries for the 2022 NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards open on 24 March and close on 19 April. To find out more about these Awards and see who was a 2021 #nswwinestar click below.

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September 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 202, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in September.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022