Winner in the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) 2012 Awards for books in the "Viticulture" category.
‘The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine’ explores the links between the scientific principles and the practice of viticulture. It is primarily intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, however it will also be of great interest to anyone involved in viticulture and winemaking as, while it focuses on theory, it also contains practical aspects of growing vines for wine. It covers the basic principles of the molecular, physiological, biochemical and practical aspects of growing vines for wine. Extensive literature reviews provide a snapshot of current knowledge. New developments, in both research and practice, are discussed. Many diagrams and photographs are included. It provides an up-to-date, thoughtful, comprehensive and interesting account of the scientific principles relating to the practice of viticulture. ‘The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine’ contains 320 A4 full-colour pages of viticulture theory and practices, research and practical case studies and 290 coloured diagrams/photographs and 74 tables.
The four co-authors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching, research and the practice of viticulture. Patrick Iland, Peter Dry and Steve Tyerman are past and current lecturers and Tony Proffitt is a past post-graduate student in viticultural science at The University of Adelaide.
Patrick Iland now devotes his time to writing and publishing educational wine related books; Peter Dry and Tony Proffitt work as viticultural consultants and Steve Tyerman is the Chair of Viticulture in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at The University of Adelaide, Australia.