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General Weather Sites

Photo - Mount Majura Vineyard
Photo - Mount Majura Vineyard
Bureau of Meteorology is the national meteorological authority for Australia, providing meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services. The web site features education, publications, news, weather forecasts, warnings and observations, other weather services, climate services, and hydrology services.

Water and the land is a service of the Bureau of Meteorology. It provides detailed weather services for agriculture and natural resource managers, including national rain forecast maps and frost potential maps.

Ten-day precipitation outlook for Australia and New Zealand viewed through two 5-day charts and precipitation percentage of normal chart.

This site presents Global Forecast System medium-range 7-day forecast maps of vertical velocity and rainfall for Australia and NZ.


Wine industry organisations

The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation web site features newsletters, statistics, vintage reports, publications, contacts, exporting, promotion, geographical indications (wine zones and regions) and a register of protected names. The link to provides statistical information and an interactive wine tasting challenge (BYO bottle).

The Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation is the body responsible for investing in grape and wine research and development on behalf of the Australian wine industry and community. The web site features information on grape and wine research, newsletters, research applications, contacts and the National Vine Health Steering Committee.

The Australian Wine Research Institute provides research, development and extension services. The web site features industry services, links, agrochemicals, information resources, wine exporting, publications, wine and health and research projects.

The Cooperatiave Research Centre for Viticulture promotes cooperative scientific research and is a joint venture between the viticulture industry and research and education organisations. The web site features information on research programs, education and training, Viticare, AusVit, publications and links.

Photo - Mount Majura Vineyard
Photo - Mount Majura Vineyard

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology Inc. serves the interests of practising winemakers and viticulturists by encouraging the exchange of technical information. Activities include seminars, a newsletter, and industry awards.

The NSW Wine Industry Association Inc. (NSWWIA) represents the wine regions of NSW. Committees formed since the Association began cover Reserach and Development, Education and Training, Licensing, Tourism and Promotion, and Water and Resources. The web site provides information on activities of the Association, prmotion opportunities and events. See the lsit of regional associations at

The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre was formed by bringing together the resources of the Department of Primary Industries, Charles Sturt University, and the NSW Wine Industry Association. This unique initiative helps the industry to maintain its internationally competitive edge through research, education, training and extension. The web site contents include courses available, a contact page and research topics.

The Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia web site provides information about the Board, phylloxera, research results, rootstocks, other pests, young vine management, news, statistics and links to other web sites.

Government sites

Department of Primary Industries in NSW is a leading provider of information for profitable, sustainable food and fibre industries. The wev site features horticulture, animals, field crops and pasture, pests, diseases and weeds, natural resources and climate, farm business, trade, research, advisory and education services, community services, corporate information, employment, news, medica, a bookshop and links.

Grape Wine Research and Development Corporation.

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