The Australian Wine Research Institute
Dr. Keren Bindon is a research manager at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). She has a background in biology and plant physiology, and graduated with a Ph.D. in viticulture from the University of Adelaide in 2004. She went on to lecture in viticulture and oenology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa until 2008, when she joined the AWRI. Over her career she has specialised in understanding the grape to wine interface, with a particular focus on the viticultural and oenological factors affecting the concentration, extraction and stability of grape macromolecules. She has collaborated on a number of projects seeking to identify the effect of maceration techniques on the extraction of compounds from grapes and the sensory outcomes in wine, aiming toward a "holistic approach" in her research. She has a strong interest in contextualizing research to provide meaningful outcomes for the grape and wine industry, and regularly participates in extension activities.