Geoff Knights Viticulture Innovation Award

Applications for the 2013 GKVIA are now open. 

The Geoff Knights Viticulture Innovation Award is an initiative of the Barossa Viticulture Technical Group (BVTG). The award is aimed at providing a grower, viticulturist or industry participant with the opportunity to explore an innovative viticultural idea or topic through study, travel or a project that can deliver benefits to the Barossa wine industry. The award is a great opportunity for individuals to further their knowledge and career, and seeks to involve such people in the Barossa's future.

This biannual award provides a stipend of $20,000 to the successful recipient over a two year period. Anyone over the age of 18 is encouraged to apply and there are no entry qualifications.

Application forms can be downloaded here
2013 project ideas and guidelines can be downloaded here 
Applications close 5pm Thursday 31 October

Address completed applications to:
"Confidential - GKVIA"
Barossa Viticulture Technical Group
PO Box 420, Tanunda, SA, 5352
or email:

Applicants will be advised of the results on Friday 15 November.
The 2013 recipient will be formally awarded at the Barons of the Barossa Declaration of Vintage event in February 2014, but funding will be available to commence their project from 18 November 2013.

For further information about the award please contact:
Adam Hall
BVTG Delegate
m. +61 (0) 458 623 966 | e.


The Geoff Knights Viticulture Innovation Award is proudly sponsored by:















Barossa Grape & Wine Association

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History of the Geoff Knights Award

The Barossa Young Viticulturist Fellowship was renamed in 2009 to the Geoff Knights Viticulture Innovation Award in honour of Barossa grape grower Geoff Knights (1945 – 2008).

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