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.
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.
Have your say on a code of practice for heavy vehicle use in the wine industry
Thanks to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, SAWIA and AGW have received funding to develop an industry code of practice and they need your help. As growers and stakeholders, your view and perspective around the key issues of heavy vehicle use is critical to the success of this project.
To develop the code, SAWIA and AGW will engage with members of the wine supply chain in 23 regions across Australia in 2020/21 to discuss key issues and solutions in relation to heavy vehicle transportation. The first round of industry meetings will be carried out across SA wine regions between 9 November and 17 December (Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Clare, Coonawarra and Riverland)
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.
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