Dr mardi longbottom
Mardi began her career during the establishment of family vineyards at Padthaway in the Limestone Coast, SA during the early 1990s. She has a BAgSci (VitSci), Masters of Viticulture and PhD from the University of Adelaide and is employed as a Senior Viticulturist at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).
Mardi has national and international experience in vineyard management, technical viticulture, research, education and extension. For the past ten years, Mardi has focussed on research and extension of wine industry sustainability projects including regional climate risk analyses, benchmarking greenhouse gas emissions from vineyards, the management of corporate water assets, and she manages the Australian wine industry’s sustainability program, ‘Entwine Australia’.
Mardi is a graduate of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program and she is the President of the Australian Society of Oenology and Viticulture. Mardi joined the Executive Committee of WGGA in November 2014 and was elected to the Board of Australian Vignerons in 2017.
We interviewed Mardi about her experience in the wine industry. Click to read.