Vinehealth Australia is pleased to acknowledge PIRSA’s announcement that Mediterranean fruit fly has been successfully eradicated from metropolitan Adelaide.
However, it is important for the wine industry to note that there is still an active Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) outbreak in metropolitan Adelaide with movement restrictions in place until at least 22 February 2022.
Given this, Vinehealth Australia in partnership with Adelaide Hills Wine, will host a face-to-face meeting for industry on 13 January 2022, focussed on preparedness for the upcoming vintage.
This meeting will focus on familiarising growers and wineries with movement requirements for sending or receiving winegrapes that apply now, how to comply with these requirements, and how businesses can best prepare to minimise disruption to vintage logistics should the current boundary extend further into the Adelaide Hills.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Vineyard owners and wineries located inside or in close proximity to the boundary of the current metropolitan Adelaide Qfly Fruit Fly Affected Area (FFAA)
- Wineries located outside the Qfly metropolitan Adelaide FFAA scheduled to receive grapes from vineyards currently located inside or in close proximity to this area
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
- Movement requirements applicable to winegrapes moving between vineyards and wineries or processing facilities
- Accreditation versus certification for vineyards and wineries and how to apply
- Costs and timelines associated with accreditation applications and required audits
- How and when to consider applying for pre-emptive accreditation
The above information can be found in Vinehealth Australia’s Biosecurity Bulletin titled ‘Vintage requirements for fruit fly in South Australia’.
- Date: Thursday 13 January 2022
- Location: Greenhill Wines, 1016 Greenhill Road, Summertown
- Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am with additional time for discussion and questions thereafter
Please RSVP your attendance by Monday 10 January to Adelaide Hills Wine Region online here: https://www.trybooking.com/BWKWY. Due to COVID restrictions, numbers are limited and registration is essential.
If you are unable to attend this meeting but require assistance, please contact either Suzanne McLoughlin (Vinehealth Australia) on 0412 859 882 or email@example.com or Sarah Carlson (Adelaide Hills Wine Region) on 0406 005 784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.