Pangzhen Zhang

veski board member

Dr Pangzhen Zhang is a researcher and viticulturist at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in Viticulture and Encology at the University of Melbourne in 2014.

Pange became an inaugural veski sustainable agriculture fellow in 2015, completing his fellowship in 2018 having developed the first model to estimate wine rotundone content from climate data.

 

He also established a vineyard management protocol to enhance rotundone production in grape berries.

Pange’s viticultural research enables him to deliver professional vineyard management advice to Victorian grape growers and wineries through a partnership between the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, Wine Australia, the Australian Wine Research Institute, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Wine Victoria and member wineries.

He has experience as a wine chemist at Yerring Station Winery, and has also established a small-scale commercial vineyard from scratch.

Pange became a member of the veski board of directors in November 2018 as a representative of the veski alumni.