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The $10,000 Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship offers a grant of $10,000 towards projects to support the broader Tasmanian wine sector, with a focus on social, economic and environmental sustainability.

The 2016 Fellowship opportunity is now closed

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The Alcorso Foundation's Dr. Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship

The $10,000 Don Martin Sustainable Viticulture Fellowship was initiated to commemorate influential Tasmanian viticulturist, Dr Don Martin. The Fellowship is available to Tasmanian-based practicing professionals working in Tasmania's wine sector to encourage research across viticulture / oenology. Its intent is to provide an individual with the opportunity to undertake national or international travel for study or practical activities that will benefit the Tasmanian wine sector through innovation, sustainability and best practice.

The Fellowship was possible through a generous bequest from Dr Martin to the Alcorso Foundation, a great friend of Claudio Alcorso both of them sharing a passion about improving wine grapes grown in Tasmania.  Through this fellowship Dr Martin's bequest provides valuable opportunity for individuals in the Tasmanian wine sector to explore leading sustainable practices outside Tasmania and share that knowledge for the benefit of the broader Tasmanian wine sector.

Applicants may submit applications for travel to undertake:

  • Work experience at an operating vineyard and/or winery
  • Studies at relevant institutions, many of which offer ‘summer school’ courses
  • Master classes (paid and unpaid)
  • Seminars and workshops across related topics, including water management, clonal research, soil monitoring, etc
  • Symposiums and expositions such as the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Field Days, etc

Interested applicants may contact David Sanderson at Wine Tasmania for further information relating to the fellowship at dsanderson@winetasmania.net.au

Past Recipients
Inaugural Recipient 2011: Paul Smart, Pressing Matters Vineyard
2012: Jennifer Doyle, Frogmore Creek Wines

2013: Dr. Fiona Kerslake, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture 
2014: James Aubrey, Hill Smith Family Vineyards 
2015: Natalie Fryer, BTD Wine Enterprises

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