The use of multi-source data for a site selection model for the South African wine industry

Project number
DVO VAC 04

Project title
The use of multi-source data for a site selection model for the South African wine industry

Project leader
Carey, V A

Institution
University of Stellenbosch. Department of AgriSciences. Department of Viticulture and Oenology

Team members
Mulidzi, A R
Wallace, M
Beukes, H
Saayman, D
Archer, E
Viljoen, F
Theron, C W
Ellis, F
Bonnardot, V M F
Kidd, M
Van der Merwe, Y

Committee
Cultivation

Completion date
2010

Project description
The aim of the wine grape terroir program should be to integrate all data pertaining to the interaction of different cultivars with their growing environment in a database and GIS platform in order to be able to formulate a model to serve as a decision aid for site selection. This data must include soil and climate information and should include data from past and current research projects, wine shows, and individual cellar data management systems (including Wine MS). The outcome should be in the form of a digital product to aid decision making.

The main objectives of this project were to:

  1. Inventory all available viticultural measurements and associated climatic and soil data from past and current research projects and individual cellar data management systems as well as wine show results and associated climate and soil data.
  2. Compile a database of data accumulated
  3. Identify gaps in data
  4. Develop a statistical site selection model.

Final Report.pdf

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