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Phylloxera tour opportunity

Vinehealth Australia is working closely with Wine Yarra Valley to plan an exciting Phylloxera Immersion Tour to the Yarra Valley near the end of the year. On this trip, attendees will learn first hand about... Read More...

New Vinehealth Chair: Prue McMichael

New Chair of Vinehealth Australia Dr Prue McMichael says the incoming Board is focused on delivering results for industry. “We know we’re in for a busy time – there is so much to do in all areas of biosecur... Read More...

Inca Lee celebrated for innovation

Vinehealth Australia CEO Inca Lee has been named ‘Researcher/Innovator of the Year’ at the Australian Women in Wine Awards, announced in New York last week. Other finalists in the category were Joanna Gambe... Read More...

State outbreak plan improving

Vinehealth Australia is working with Biosecurity SA to improve the state’s Phylloxera Outbreak Plan, which will be renamed the ‘Phylloxera Preparedness and Response Plan for SA’. This new document will feat... Read More...

Farmer jailed for illegal garlic import

Tasmanian garlic farmer and former chair of the Australian Garlic Industry Association Letetia Ware was sentenced to 11 month's jail in early September for illegally importing more than 2,000 garlic bulbs. She... Read More...

RVC2 final report available

The final report of the Responsible Visitation Campaign Stage Two (RVC2) is now available on the Vinehealth Australia website. The report shares details of all major activities conducted during RVC2 includi... Read More...

Travelling overseas? Read this

Have you just come back from overseas? Did you walk down vine rows or adjacent to vines while away? If so, did you feel uneasy about your biosecurity obligations upon returning to Australia and wished you were... Read More...

One valuable resource

With the enactment of the Phylloxera Act in 1899, the Phylloxera Board (as we were then known) was required to maintain a ‘Vigneron’s roll’ containing the particulars of vineyards planted in South Australia. ... Read More...

Phylloxera in US Walla Walla Valley

Phylloxera has been found in multiple vineyards for the first time in the Walla Walla Valley in the US, as reported in Wine-Searcher on 4 September. This area is in the south-eastern corner of Washington s... Read More...