Our work Viticulture 2017


The Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship is administered by the Alcorso Foundation’s Project Partner, Wine Tasmania

"The Alcorso Foundation’s Sustainable Viticulture Award will add to the high reputation of the Tasmanian wine industry, as we show our commitment to sustainable production methods".
The Honourable Lara Giddings, Premier. 2011

Wine Tasmania

The seventh recipient of the $10,000 Dr Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Award, presented by the Alcorso Foundation, has been announced as Vaughn Dell of Sinapius Vineyard.

Vaughn will undertake study travel in Europe to investigate the potential for alternative cool-climate grape varieties and wine styles that may be suitable for Tasmania, such as Gamay, Gruner Veltliner and red and white field blends. His study will include visiting vignerons in Austria, Germany and France, with a focus on organic and biodynamic viticultural practices and minimal input winemaking techniques. Vaughn’s learnings and insights will be shared with Tasmanian vignerons on his return.

Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies welcomed the announcement of Vaughn Dell as the 2017 Don Martin Fellowship recipient.

If you would like to know more about the Foundation’s Viticulture Fellowship or any of its awards and programs please email Chief Executive Officer, Sheralee Davie at sdavies@winetasmania.net.au.