Planning a visit to a cellar door?

Australia has thousands of cellar doors scattered across our stunning wine regions.

Our cellar doors offer many experiences – wine tastings, food, tours, games for the kids and more. But one experience we don’t encourage is wandering down our vine rows.

Our vines are the foundation of our wine story. You can help to keep our vines safe by not walking into the vineyard. Your shoes, clothing, tyres, vehicles and equipment can pick up and spread pests, diseases and weeds, which can kill or harm our vines.

There are many ways you can enjoy all that our wine regions offer without risking the health of our vines. When you arrive at a cellar door, chat to the staff about tours, experiences and activities available.


Who’s Hitchhiking With You?

Meet Phil. Phil’s a phylloxera bug. Phil’s not from around here.

Phil kills grapevines. And he loves to hitchhike.

Phil’s a tiny bug – in real life you can’t even see him.

If you walk or drive amongst vines, you could pick Phil up on your shoes, clothes or tyres.

Don’t let Phil and his nasty pest friends hitchhike with you.

We don’t have phylloxera in most parts of Australia. Let’s keep it that way.

Stick to the roads. Don’t wander into vineyards.

Enjoy our wines. Respect our vines.


Phil loves to hitchhike. Don’t let him hitchhike with you!

Want more information?

Australia’s vine story

What to do when visiting a vineyard

Pest and Disease Facts

Responsible Visitation Campaign