Journal article

Earlier wine-grape ripening driven by climatic warming and drying and management practices

LB Webb, PH Whetton, J Bhend, R Darbyshire, PR Briggs, EWR Barlow

Nature Climate Change | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012


Funding Acknowledgements

We wish to thank I. Smith (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), A. Gallant and D. Karoly (University of Melbourne), and P. Hope (Australian Bureau of Meteorology) for discussions. S. Tyerman (University of Adelaide) assisted with understanding of berry physiology. G. Jones (Southern Oregon University) located one of the data sets. L. Chambers, I. MacAdam and A. Hobday reviewed the manuscript. Also, we thank N. White (Main Ridge Estate), A. Purbrick and R. Sutherland (Chateau Tahbilk), S. and B. Chambers (Chambers Rosewood Wines), T. Kent and V. Cullen (Cullen Wines, Western Australia), and P. and S. Henschke (Henschke Wines) who all provided information and records, without which this analysis could not have been done. This work was financially supported in part by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship and also by the Australian Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation.