Bob Dambergs

Wine & Viticulture Science

Dr Bob Dambergs

BSc (Hons) PhD

Senior Lecturer in Wine Production
Wagga Wagga
Building 404, Room 214

Bob Dambergs has over 30 year’s experience in the wine industry, initially as Technical Services Manager for the BRL Hardy wine company, then with the Australian Wine Research Institute as Senior Research Scientist.  Bob set up the first external node of AWRI within the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tasmania, and established viticulture and oenology research groups in Hobart and Launceston. Bob is one of the founding members of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, has served on their board, and has been made a Fellow of the Society for services to the wine industry through research, extension, and education.


Bob has recently joined CSU and teaches practical winemaking for the Wine Science degree. He has used his wine industry and research experience to ensure the winemaking courses align with contemporary wine production methods. While working with AWRI Bob delivered specialist lectures at the University of Adelaide and the University of Tasmania. At the University of Tasmania, Bob supervised many PhD students working on viticulture, winemaking and cider production projects, working closely with industry.

Bob has had a strong focus on applied research that can be readily adopted by industry. His focus on rapid analytical methods brought the use of spectroscopy and chemometrics to the wine industry and much of his early work has become mainstream in industry and research laboratories. Bob is recognised as a leader in his field and has spoken at many Australian and international conferences. He has passed on his knowledge to many postgraduate students.

His research interests include:

  • Objective methods for the analysis of grape and wine quality
  • Rapid grape and wine analysis methods
  • Monitoring the grape to wine transition
  • Chemometrics
  • Manipulation of quality during winemaking

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