The entire Yarra Valley GI has been digitally mapped by Vinehealth Australia, as part of the DNA project through the Plant Biosecurity CRC, for which Vinehealth Australia is the lead agency.

Maps of the region were purchased earlier this year at 19cm resolution. Vinehealth Australia’s resident GIS expert Brendan Tully then digitised every vineyard within the Yarra Valley zone.

“We’re now talking to Wine Yarra Valley and Agriculture Victoria to work out how these maps can support their phylloxera management operations as well as assist with other viticultural projects such as smoke taint management,” said Vinehealth Australia CEO Inca Pearce.