Original Published Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2013

Media issued by UWA Institue of Agriculture
Cutting-edge technology is being used by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) to identify differences in the top Cabernet Sauvignon grape clones to benefit the local wine industry and consumers.The project will apply cutting-edge techniques in genomics to several clones on which extensive knowledge is already available from Western Australian and South Australian improvement programs. In addition to the genomic component, the project will include vineyard studies. The three-year project has received total funding of $574,000 from the Australian Research Council. The research is supported by 24 companies represented by the WA Vine Improvement Association, prominent national retailer Yalumba and the Australian Wine Research Institute.