A major role of the AWRI Wine Microorganism Culture Collection (AWMCC) is to maintain a world-class repository of diverse, wine-relevant strains of yeast and bacteria that can be readily accessed by Australian wine producers and for research purposes. The collection, containing over 1,800 strains, has been built over decades with inputs from Australian wineries, microbial strain development programs at the AWRI, and by sourcing reference strains from other culture collections. The AWMCC is a very valuable resource to Australian wine producers, and is mined by the AWRI to isolate yeast strains that have novel characteristics of importance to winemakers.

The collection was established in 1955 and continues to the present.

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