The effects of grapevine microclimate manipulations on Pinot Gris glycoside aroma compound abundance and diversity

This research project is a partnership between The Wine Islands Grower’s Association, and the University of Victoria. The goal of the project is to better understand how vineyard management techniques effect wine grape quality prior to wine processing. Pinot gris is the most important white wine varietal grown on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia. To understand how vineyard techniques affect quality gas chromatography and mass spectrometry will be used to identify and qualify the aromatic compounds present at harvest to maximize the potential of the grapes. Providing BC growers with standard operating procedures for vineyard management techniques to improve grape and wine quality is paramount.

Faculty Supervisor:

John Volpe


Andrew Watts


Wine Islands Growers Association


Environmental sciences




University of Victoria



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