Notwithstanding the good-news on market prices for grapes, the market-price for water is continuing to dampen many spirits. An outcome of the ‘wrecking decade’ has been new levels of efficiency in almost every vineyard. The region’s growers have outperformed most others in terms of initiating and adopting best practice to reduce production costs. Most have already achieved high levels of water use efficiency. BUT Water markets are now confounding many as they strive to understand complex, inconsistent, policies, products and standards.
Riverland Wine is running a special water workshop for CCW growers at the Monash Field-Day site on Friday, August 2, from 1:00pm The Aither Water Policy Consulting team, the CSIRO, Andrew Weeks and Riverland Wine will present an updated version of the May workshops with some special CCW Case-studies to help clarify complex policies, tools and products. Please register with Voula at CCW 8582 3376.
Non-CCW growers who may have missed the earlier workshops will also be most welcome. Call Kate at Riverland Wine on 8584 5816.