The main aim of this research was to develop new knowledge and a set of analytical tools and datasets to help wine producers adapt to local spatial and temporal variations in climate in New Zealand’s vineyard regions, and thereby to help ensure the future sustainability of the industry. The research involved several inter-related phases, starting with an assessment of existing climate data for the main vineyard regions of the country, but with a particular focus on the Marlborough region as it is New Zealand’s premier wine producing region. As air temperature is considered to be the most important environmental factor affecting variations in grapevine response, it was the variable selected for the most detailed analysis in this study.
Development of advanced weather and climate modelling tools to help vineyard regions adapt to climate change – Part 2
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