Food processing is a globally significant industry; however, its generation of substantial waste calls for urgent utilisation for sustainability and food security. Being an important winemaking country, Australia wine industry leaves over 30% of harvested grapes as waste, making it a major food-loss stream.

Our project tackles this challenge by transforming the winemaking by-product into a high-value functional beverage rich in bioactive antioxidants and prebiotic fibres using a sustainable bioprocess. By valorising winemaking waste for value-added beverage, we promote consumer well-being, secure Australia’s future prosperity, and improve overall sustainability.