News

Autumn 2021 prescribed burns

Vineyard owners within 3km of proposed prescribed burns to be undertaken by National Parks and Wildlife Service SA (NPWSSA) in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Region this autumn have been contacted by Vine... Read More...

Importing ‘other’ machinery into SA

In our January e-news we discussed importation requirements into SA for used grape harvesters. In this issue, we talk about importing machinery other than grape harvesters that has previously been used in the ... Read More...

Why filter to 50 microns?

In our January 2021 e-news, we discussed importation requirements into SA under Condition 7 for grape and grape-related materials. In this issue, we talk about the relevance of 50 microns for juice filtration.... Read More...

SA Vineyard Records: submit your changes

Have you submitted your reviewed vineyard record through the Vinehealth Australia Kiosk? Did you hit ‘submit’? We have 107 records that are still pending submission. To complete the review, please ensure th... Read More...

Increased penalties for breaches

Stronger biosecurity laws have passed in Parliament which raise the maximum penalty for non-compliance with our federal biosecurity laws to $1.11 million. The changes were announced by Honourable David Litt... Read More...

Wine tourism reminder

The team at Vinehealth Australia is pleased to see the SA Government name 2021 the Year of SA Wine. We encourage wineries and tourists to keep biosecurity in mind when planning and attending events. The $22... Read More...

Positive response to Strategic Agenda

Vinehealth Australia CEO Inca Lee has met with state and regional association representatives across South Australia over the past three months, sharing the organisation’s new draft Strategic Agenda for 2021 t... Read More...

In focus: SA PQS Clause 3

In SA’s Plant Quarantine Standard, Condition 7 is all about entry requirements related to the grapevine pest, phylloxera. Clause 3 of this Condition relates to equipment previously used in grape production. An... Read More...