The Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA) is the peak body for South Australian grapegrowers
funded through a voluntary levy paid on all winegrapes sold from SA vineyards.
May 2021 update
As the vines rest so to do many of our grower members. It has been nice to see some wonderful holiday snaps showing up on social media as many take the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned post vintage break.
Word on the street tells us Vintage 2021 is estimated to return around average yields with above average quality across the State. A pleasing result coming off some really challenging years of drought, frost, and bushfires.
Unfortunately, there were some increasing concerns raised by members around contract issues which was disappointing and added further layers of angst to an extremely busy time. I’m also hearing of some delayed grape payment which hopefully will be resolved sooner than later.
EcoVineyards project extended for 2 more years!
We're thrilled to announce our recent success with the National Landcare Smart Farms -Small Grants application.
The Wine Grape Council and project partner Retallack Viticulture will be building on and extending our existing EcoVineyards project for another 2 years - delivering more EcoGrowers, more trial sites and more fantastic projects all focussed on growing resilience and functional biodiversity in and around SA vineyards.
2021 Changes to casual employment
A number of significant changes have been made to casual employment due to the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill) being passed by the Federal Parliament.
These changes came into effect on 27 March 2021 and apply to the Fair Work Act 2009 .
27,309 native plants planted so far!