Movement pathways for vineyards and wineries communicated for vintage 2022 are again available for vintage 2023. However, PIRSA continues to improve and simplify systems and processes and has made some important changes to these pathways and has introduced some new options for businesses for vintage 2023.
Some of the changes include:
- Wineries receiving three or fewer applicable consignments had the option of operating under a Chief Inspectors Movement Certificate (CIMC) in prior vintages. These arrangements will now be managed by PIRSA under a Section 9 Order. This change is more efficient for both PIRSA and the wineries involved, but does not alter the operational requirements of this approval. NOTE: PIRSA has also removed the applicability criteria for wineries for this Section 9 Order option. It is now available to all wineries, irrespective of the number of applicable loads being received.
- Additional options in 2023 include adding alternative management options at both the vineyard and winery. These include:
- Movement within and between 1.5 km outbreak areas can be managed under a single issue Chief Inspectors Movement Certificate (CIMC) which will cover the length of vintage. This approval only requires grapes to be transported securely.
- Movement between 1.5 km suspension areas where you need to travel through the unaffected areas of the PFA can be managed under a single issue Inspectors Direct Certificate (IDC). This approval only requires grapes to be transported securely.
- Movement from a 1.5 km outbreak area into a 15 km suspension area can be managed a single issue Chief Inspectors Movement Certificate (CIMC) which will cover the length of vintage. This approval requires treatments to be applied to the vineyard property prior to harvest and the receiving winery must operate under a Section 9 Order regardless of how many consignments they receive.
- Secure Movement Notifications only need to be submitted to PIRSA if you are operating under a certificate (such as CIMC or IDC), and not for movements under ICA-33. The grower is responsible of ensuring these are provided to PIRSA before the grapes are moved, however PIRSA will accept bulk notification from wineries on behalf of the growers (such as booking sheets).
- Wineries receiving wine grapes under the existing pathways do not need to manage dual systems (but you can choose to do that if you wish) and can replace their CA-01 accreditation with the Section 9 Order if they wish. If you are receiving from interstate, you must maintain a CA-01 accreditation for interstate consignments.
- You must ensure machinery and equipment is free of all berries prior to moving from, including between, Outbreak Area properties or when leaving the Suspension Area. PIRSA will identify washdown areas for contractors or growers who do not have washdown facilities located on their vineyards again in 2023. These locations will be released early in 2023 and details will be available on the fruit fly website at that time.
- For wineries located within the Riverland Pest Free Area (PFA), including the fruit fly affected areas, if you are receiving wine grapes from outside the PFA, each consignment must be accompanied with certification. These requirements are not related to the outbreaks and must always be adhered to.
PIRSA continues to encourage growers in a 1.5 km Outbreak Area to support the eradication efforts by applying a treatment to their property under the self-baiting program. Further information on this program and how this is applied on vineyards can be found on the PIRSA website.
We understand that there is a lot of detail regarding movement requirements for wine grapes within the Riverland Outbreak and Suspension Areas for vintage 2023, so we highly encourage you to contact PIRSA’s Fruit Fly Response Market Access team on 1800 255 556 (or email MarketAccessRenmark.Aaslocal@sa.gov.au) to discuss all available options that are relevant for your business.
For all other market access queries, contact PIRSA’s Plant Health Operations Market Access hotline on 08 8207 7814.