In this article:

The importance of breeding new varities of grapevine and traits that are being selected for in such breeding are discussed.

The particular demands of the wine industry that are influencing the parts of the breeding program aimed at producing new wine grape varieties is covered.

The potential value of using American varieties to introduce additional disease resistance traits and attempt to increase disease resistance in table grapes without effecting taste is discussed.

An address given to the Barossa Grapegrowers Vine Selection Society at Nuriootpa, February 8, 1972

The Significance of Vine Breeding at Merbein for Australian Viticulture

1972, Australian Wine, Brewing and Spirits Review, month 6

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