Congratulations to Barossa vineyard owner Chris Mulraney who won two free wine tourism biosecurity signs for returning his completed Vineyard Owner Survey a few months ago.

Chris received his signs in October and has installed them at his vineyard near the Jacob’s Creek Bridge between Tanunda and Rowland Flat.

“Our vineyard is located directly opposite the entrance to one of the principal places that visitors to the Barossa Valley come to,” Chris said.

“They are drawn to our boundary line and often park vehicles on our headland and walk down the boundary line to take a photograph of themselves on the Jacobs Creek Bridge with the actual Jacobs Creek sign in the background.

“Many of the vehicles are hire cars, or vehicles from interstate that have been in other locations within South Australia and outside of SA. Therefore, it’s important for us to have good signage to encourage people not to enter our vineyard either by foot or vehicle.

“This is key to lessening the risk of exotic weeds, phylloxera and other pests and diseases being unintentionally introduced into our vineyard, which could have a huge impact on our business and our region.”