marcel essling - web cropMarcel Essling works as the Senior Viticulturist for the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI).

He came to viticulture through a stint at a Canadian winery in 1999 which prompted a move to Adelaide, SA to undertake further tertiary education and explore a new career.

After managing a vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, Marcel was employed by AWRI as a Technical Officer on a viticulture nutrition project.  Since his employment in 2007 he is now in the role of Senior Viticulturist and responsible for managing AWRI’s Agrochemical and MRL database.

Marcel is a member of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) as well as the Adelaide Hills Viticulture Technical Committee.

Marcel has been a member of the Decision Support Network since November 2013.