We’ve been sharing lots of information about phylloxera in Victoria’s Yarra Valley lately, following our Phylloxera Immersion Tour to the region in November 2019.

In the May 2020 issue of Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker Magazine, we share a story about the low levels of replanting of phylloxera infested vines in the Yarra Valley, which will likely see a drop in the volume of Yarra Valley wine produced in years to come.

Speaking at the Phylloxera Immersion Tour, Rob Sutherland, viticulturist at De Bortoli Wines and member of the Yarra Valley Technical Committee, said only 14 to 15% of vines in the Yarra Valley are planted on phylloxera resistant or tolerant rootstock.

You can read the full story here.