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Andrew Watts

Andrew grew up on one of the Okanagan Valley’s premiere wineries and comes to UVic following a BVO (Bachelor in Viticulture & Oenology) from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Andrew’s research focus is wine grape ripeness optimization in BC vineyards. In partnership with WIGA member vineyards, Andrew utilizes vineyard field manipulations paired with gas chromatography / mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to reveal how best to realize the potential of BC vineyard terroir.

More information on Andrew’s MSc work on improving Vancouver Island viticulture can be found here.



BVO (Bachelor in Viticulture & Oenology)
Lincoln University, New Zealand

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Ecogastronomy Research Group

I and my students use quantitative analyses of food and wine production systems to reveal linkages between ecological and social sustainability, “quality”, and the primacy of place … “Ecogastronomy”

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