The Grapevine Rootstock Selector brings all of the known information about rootstocks together to help you make a choice about what is right for you. This is backed by years of Australian and international research which have bred new rootstocks and put them all through their paces. We hope you enjoy.
Thank you to Yalumba Nursery for collaborating with us to develop the Grapevine Rootstock Selector.
Yalumba first developed the Yalumba Nursery Rootstock Selector in 2002. The Grapevine Rootstock Selector builds on this tool and Yalumba Nursery is proud to work with Wine Australia in developing this updated version for the Australian wine sector.
All rootstocks for sale in Australia have some level of tolerance to Phylloxera. Planting rootstocks is the best defence against a phylloxera infestation.
Information on rootstock growth habit and tolerance are supported by publically available research undertaken in Australia or internationally. To follow up on any individual reference, click on the superscript number in red (eg: Cool ) and the reference will be shown. You can even request the reference via the AWRI library (free service).
The criteria used in the Grapevine Rootstock Selector were selected as they confer directly to important information about the planting site. The rootstock attributes are supported by published research, but have not been weighted. That is to say, if one reference or ten references support the presence of an attribute, the Grapevine Rootstock Selector will pick them the same.
In many cases, rootstocks have a wide tolerance range and all attributes will be selected. For example, research on 101-14 indicates it is suitable for cool, warm and hot climates. In a few cases, there has been no research conducted for a particular attribute. In this case, the rootstock will still be selected as it cannot be removed from the selection just because there are no published research papers at present. Eg: rootstock 3306C has no data on climate and appears as Cool [No Reference] Warm [No Reference] Hot [No Reference]. This will always show up no matter what climate type is selected.
If your published research paper is not included in our references list, then please get in touch. We want to make this tool as robust as possible. We want to make this tool as robust as possible.
This information has been made available to assist on the understanding that the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, trading as Wine Australia, is not rendering professional advice. Wine Australia does not accept responsibility for the results of any actions taken on the basis of the information contained on this website, nor for the accuracy, currency or completeness of any material