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.
We did it! 27,009 native plants planted!
At the start of the EcoVineyards project we set a goal of encouraging growers to plant 20,000 native plants in and around vineyards by the end of 2020. We did it! 27,009 native plants have been planted since the EcoVineyards project began.
A big thank you to everyone who has got outside and planted some native plants. And just because we reached our goal doesn't mean we have to stop! If you get out planting over the Christmas break, let us know! You can pledge your plants here.
How to register a security interest over your grapes
The Wine Grape Council of South Australia has worked with Piper Alderman to develop a guide to help grape growers understand how to register security over grapes.
Taking security over grapes secures the winery's obligation to pay your invoices on time and in full. It is also important to take steps to ‘perfect’ that security interest to maximise your chances of being paid.
If you don’t take security over the grapes that you sell to a winery (and any resulting wine product and sale proceeds), or you fail to ‘perfect’ that interest you may not be able to recover the unpaid purchase price for those grapes if the winery goes into liquidation.
To learn more about why grape growers should register security over grapes, read the circular from Piper Alderman.
Piper Alderman have also developed a step-by-step guide on how to register security over grapes just for WGCSA members which you can also download.
Adrian Hoffmann appointed as the new Chair of the Wine Grape Council of SA
The Wine Grape Council of South Australia (WGCSA) held our Annual General Meeting on 22nd October where Barossa Wine Grape Grower Adrian Hoffmann was appointed as the new Chair.
Adrian is a sixth generation Barossan and current custodian of the family vineyards. Adrian describes himself as a professional, hands on wine grape grower managing 135 hectares of vines, supplying to around 30 wineries. ‘All great wine is made in the vineyard and that requires great planning, hard work and critical decision making’ said Adrian.
27,009 native plants planted so far!