NEWS

Annual Report released

Vinehealth Australia has released its 2019/20 Annual Report, sharing key highlights and priorities for the future. “The past 12 months have been challenging for South Australian vineyard owners with drought... Read More...

Coonawarra Cabernet leads new plantings

A total of 996 hectares were reported as planted in South Australia in 2019/20. This represents a net increase of 520 hectares in the last 12 months, taking the total vineyard area in the state to 76,008 hecta... Read More...

Addressing national rootstock shortages

Planting a proportion of a vineyard to grapevines grafted to phylloxera-tolerant rootstock is a strategy we encourage growers to employ as part of phylloxera risk management. However, nationally, growers re... Read More...

New plantings? Update your records

Are you undertaking new vineyard plantings this year? Don’t forget to keep your Vineyard Records up to date in the Vinehealth Australia database. You can update your details via the Grape Industry Kiosk, or... Read More...

Grape harvesters: movement into WA

Over the past few years, we’ve been aware of businesses undertaking movements of grape harvesters into WA either directly from SA or via SA from other eastern states. With these movements, we’ve gained a heigh... Read More...

Signage reminders

It’s wonderful to see wine biosecurity signs popping up at cellar doors around the State. One important reminder to share with winery and vineyard owners, however, is the need to check with your local council’... Read More...

Welcome David Basham

Welcome to David Basham, South Australia’s new Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. David Basham, a dairy farmer from Mount Compass, is the Liberal member for the electorate of Finniss.... Read More...

New Strategic Plan coming

Vinehealth Australia is working on a new Strategic Plan, which will guide future operations. The current plan, Towards 2020, was launched in July 2017. It was modelled as a whole of industry plan with the a... Read More...

McLaren Vale’s footwear insights

We were invited to present at a Vineyard Series workshop last week, organised by the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association. We took this opportunity to invite Stephanie Small from UniSA to share her ... Read More...