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Deficit irrigation as a way to modulate Syrah quality parameters: Does less water make better wine?

To have a better understanding of how Syrah vines respond to soil drying, and how best to schedule irrigation for optimising quality would benefit all growers in the Hawke’s Bay region in terms of both conserving increasingly scarce water resources and improving fruit quality for winemaking. Two Syrah vineyards, one in the Gimblett Gravels and one in the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region were selected and monitored by Dr Honeth during the 2020 and 2021 season. In this lecture, Dr Honeth will talk about the results from this trial and also give further insights into using deficit irrigation as a tool for improving quality parameters in Syrah in Hawkes Bay.


Chandré Honeth



Konate shows


A101, Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale

5:00pm Tue 6 December, 2022 - 6:00pm Tue 6 December, 2022