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.
SAWIA Notice - Repealing the Labour Hire Licensing Act
This SAWIA Notice provides an update on the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme and what grape growers need to know about the latest developments.
On 28 November 2018, the South Australian Attorney-General introduced the Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Act 2018 (the Repeal Bill) to repeal the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 following extensive lobbying and representation.
Millipedes - An unwanted visitor in vineyards
As vintage continues across the state, you might have noticed a few unwanted visitors in amongst your grapes. The black Portuguese millipede is a common sight around the house and relatively harmless. But did you know that millipedes may cause damage to grape berries and wine taint if they are fermented with grapes at harvest?
Luckily our resident viticulture expert Mary Retallack has some management tips so growers are better able to manage the impact of millipedes in their vineyard.
Grape sunscreen helping SA growers fight extreme conditions
ABC Online reported on the interesting ways growers across SA are coping with recent weather events. WGCSA Business Manager, Lisa Bennier, also provides an insight to the start of vintage 2019.
South Australian wine grape growers are getting creative to protect their crops from the elements, after months of extreme weather conditions in the state
Extreme weather events — including two hailstorm events, severe frost and the state's hottest day on record earlier this year — wiped out parts of South Australia's grape crops.