Mardi Longbottom

Mardi Longbottom will be speaking at the session Futurewise: wine's roles and responsibilities in a changing world climate

Mardi Longbottom 

Mardi Longbottom is a Senior Viticulturist at the Australian Wine Research Institute. Mardi began her career in viticulture in the early 1990s helping to establish her family’s vineyards in Padthaway, South Australia.

Shortly afterwards she gained her viticultural degree and held technical and vineyard management positions spanning numerous Australian wine regions. Mardi returned to The University of Adelaide in 2002 where she completed a Masters and PhD in Viticulture and was a Lecturer in Viticulture.

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 programme, ‘Entwine Australia’.

Mardi is a graduate of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program, she is the President of the Australian Society of Oenology and Viticulture and a director of Australian Vignerons, the peak body for Australia’s winegrape growers and brand owners.