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.
EcoVineyards Field Sessions - Coming to a region near you!
Join viticulturist Dr Mary Retallack and a range of special guests to learn about the EcoVineyards project and how native insectary plants are being used by grape growers to benefit their vineyards.
At the field session, grape growers will discover how the project works with practical EcoVineyards demonstrations and local EcoGrowers available to answer questions about their EcoVineyards projects.
EcoVineyards Field Sessions
Wednesday 21 October - Adelaide Hills
Friday 23 October - Clare
Thursday 29 October - Coonawarra
Thursday 5 November - Langhorne Creek
Tuesday 10 November - Barossa
Thursday 12 November - McLaren Vale
Friday 27 November - Riverland
Development of a new Biosecurity Act
We’re pleased that the South Australian Government is developing a new Biosecurity Act for South Australia, through Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).
A strong and workable biosecurity system in South Australia is critical for our future.
The new SA Biosecurity Act will merge several existing pieces of biosecurity legislation into one, with the aim of creating a simpler and more effective legal framework for the management of:
Prices increase for top varieties in SA regions in 2020 wine grape crush
Wine Australia released the 2020 National Vintage report earlier this month, providing an overview of the Australian 2020 vintage.
The total crush yield is estimated at 1.52 million tonnes, 12% below the 2019 crush, and 13% below the long-term average of 1.75 million tonnes. The value of the national wine grape crush is estimated to be $1.07 billion, down 9% in 2019, however, the average purchase price of $694 per tonne was a 5% increase compared with $663 in 2019.
19,029 native plants planted so far!