NEWS

Survey reveals work required

The 2018 South Australian Vineyard Owner Survey, conducted by Vinehealth Australia, revealed that while most growers regularly inspect their vines for signs of anything usual, only 20% provide farm-gate hygiene... Read More...

Big boost for wine tourism biosecurity

The Responsible Visitation Campaign (RVC), which educates tourism operators and visitors about their role in keeping South Australian vines healthy, has been funded for another series of activities. Financia... Read More...

New phylloxera detection method created

Of the pests and diseases already in Australia, our greatest biosecurity threat to grapevines is grape phylloxera. We have some of the oldest vines in the world and with estimates that at least 70% of Australia... Read More...

Show us your stickers

In June, we posted two eye catching bumper stickers to every registered vineyard owner in South Australia. We hope to see these stickers displayed with pride on the back of every wine industry vehicle in the st... Read More...

Deer fences and phylloxera

Are Australian growers investing enough in biosecurity ‘must haves’ such as rootstocks and fences around vineyards? Speaking at the recent ASVO Innovation Seminar in Mildura about living with phylloxera, And... Read More...

Creative signs getting attention

We’re passionate about biosecurity signs at Vinehealth Australia – we have farm-gate signs and tourist signs on offer via our website. And we’re pleased to see some interesting and creative biosecurity signs... Read More...

Phil at The Show!

Planning a visit to The Royal Adelaide Show? Come and see us on Wednesday 5 September in the Farm Expo Pavilion! We’re co-hosting the PIRSA stand that day, talking all things biosecurity and vine health. Our... Read More...

Collaboration pays

While many consider international meetings of wine groups to be ‘junkets’, an article in the Napa Valley Register has painted these gatherings in a new light. ‘The junket that saved Napa Valley’s wine indust... Read More...

When sharing isn’t caring

Delicious fruit and vegetables are picked all year round in South Australia, from grapes to apples to citrus to strawberries and capsicums. There are plenty of opportunities for seasonal workers to travel betwe... Read More...

I’M A SURVIVOR

Vineyard owners should ask visitors where they have been in the past three weeks, rather than eight days. As advised in our January e-news, this change has been prompted by improved knowledge of phylloxera surv... Read More...