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.
Australian 2019 vintage crushes predictions
The Australian winegrape crush for 2019 is estimated to be 1.73 million tonnes, just one per cent below the 10-year average, according to the National Vintage Report 2019 released today by Wine Australia.
This figure is well above early predictions that the harvest would be 10–20 per cent down on the 2018 vintage.
Click the button below to read more on the Wine Australia website.
Using contractors? Things have changed - Is your business prepared?
From 31 August 2019, labour hire providers (including vineyard contracting providers, picking and pruning gangs) must be licensed under the South Australian Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 when performing "labour hire services".
The South Australian Wine Industry Association are running a number of briefings across the state to help the wine industry prepare.
Mary Retallack announces WGCSA EcoVineyards project
We interviewed viticulturist Mary Retallack to find out about the new EcoVineyards project.
The EcoVineyard project is a combined effort from the Wine Grape Council of South Australia and Mary Retallack from Retallack Viticulture.
This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, through funding from Australian Government's National Landcare Program.