Wine Tourism Biosecurity Checklist
- Include biosecurity training in all new staff induction programs.
- Make sure all staff are familiar with the latest Phylloxera Zones Map and can identify risky locations (see map in pack and view at vinehealth.com.au.)
- Actively manage the movement of visitors on your property.
- Assess your signage. Is it relevant? Is it in the right places? Does it draw visitors towards your vines, when it should deter them from entering the vineyard?
- If needed, purchase Wine Tourism Biosecurity Signage and place near cellar door entrances, car parking areas and walkways to educate visitors. Use directional signage to control the flow of people around the cellar door.
- Ask visitors not to walk or drive into vineyards without permission. Provide experiences away from vines.
- Restrict access to vines where possible with fences, gates and hedges.
- Provide gravel or sealed driveways, and hard pack carparks away from vineyards.
- Educate visitors about their role in keeping your vines healthy.
- Discourage activities like taking photographs amongst the vines or having picnics amongst the vines.
- If you are going to allow visitors into your vine rows, follow best practice biosecurity guidelines. E.g., find out where they’ve been in the month prior, provide rubber boots, disposable shoe coves and footwear washing facilities.
- Don’t allow your visitors to take away any vine material or soil as a souvenir.
For special events, biosecurity risk planning or any other vine health matters, contact Vinehealth Australia on (08) 8273 0550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.