Tip#1: Create a biosecurity plan for managing visitors to your vineyard. Click here for handy tools to assist your planning.

Tip#2: Invest in biosecurity training and education for your staff. This includes keeping visitors out of vine rows and managing visitor movement on your property.

Tip#3: Review your marketing material. Are you showing images encouraging visitors to walk down your vine rows?

Tip#4: Use a visitor sign-in register (to keep a record of who is visiting and their travels to other wine regions in the previous three weeks. For large accompanied groups, obtain this information from the tour organiser.

Tip#5: Ensure staff have good knowledge of the latest Phylloxera Management Zones map and identification of risky locations.

Tip#6: Instruct visitors to your site to park their vehicles in a designated (preferably hard-stand) car park away from vines and check they have done so during the visit.

Tip#7: Access to vine rows in a Phylloxera Infested Zone (PIZ) or Phylloxera Risk Zone (PRZ) should be denied where access is not vital (e.g. for operational work).

Tip#8: Ensure staff have good knowledge of best practice guidelines on footwear and clothing hygiene requirements if you permit visitors to walk amongst your vines.

Tip#9: Do you have a footwear disinfestation kit on your property? Click here to order one from us.

Tip#10: Involved in hosting a group of VIPs? Insist that vineyards in Phylloxera Exclusion (free) Zones (PEZ) are visited first, followed by Phylloxera Risk Zones (PRZ), and Phylloxera Infested Zones (PIZ) last.

Tip#11: Do you host weddings? Do you allow photographs to be taken in vine rows? Assess the risks, for example, does the photographer travel between vineyards wearing the same shoes?