News and media releases

Hail damage report

The damage from the November 4 storm across the Riverland has been estimated at $23.3M. The PIRSA Storm Assessment team, operating out of Loxton Research Centre have done an outstanding

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Eco Vineyards

The Winegrape Council of South Australia (WGCSA) and South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) are inviting all winegrape grower members in the Riverland to a free workshop and BBQ lunch

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What’s next with water?

Last Friday’s consultation with ACCC Deputy Chair and Commissioner Mick Keough and Commissioner Stephen Ridgeway was well conducted and informative. Not unexpectedly the ACCC team’s opening position was well aligned

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One more trial!

Late on Monday afternoon, anyone outdoors in the Riverland probably saw the menacing black storm clouds, prowling across the region. It took about 10 minutes to thrash its way through

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Nuffield Scholar reports on Alternatives

Despite abject indifference from many of the region’s major buyers, Riverland winegrowers have been experimenting with Alternative varieties for many years. Martin Gransden, a recent Nuffield Graduate has offered to

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Water and Wine

Last week’s column piece on the ‘water’ situation was a call for action. The final paragraph suggested ‘we have an opportunity to harness the heightened community awareness and find ways

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Riverland Masterclass

On Sunday afternoon, in glorious Riverland sunshine, Eric Semmler delivered a Masterclass to surpass all Masterclasses, under the ancient gums, opposite Heading Cliffs, one of the Riverland’s most remarkable riverscapes.

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Water – Time to be bold

If Monday night’s QandA was any indication, everyone around the country is now focussed on the water challenge. Industry leaders, state and federal government departments and politicians are slowly beginning

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Mental Wellness

Like the body the mind needs activities to be cognitively, emotionally and socially healthy. The Headspace app is great way to build mental wellness and process the stress. This app

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Immersion tour by wine students

In late October, in what is a truly unique wine experience, 72 Oenology students and three academic staff, from University of Adelaide, will travel to the Riverland for a two-day

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Heat Stress Briefing

Due to significant demand from members, SAWIA has organised for Dr Matt Brearley, Australia’s pre-eminent occupational heat stress consultant, to present a briefing in the Riverland on Tuesday, October 29,

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Precision viticulture workshop

Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) in collaboration with Riverland Wine will host a Precision Viticulture workshop on Friday, October 25 with the key focus – ‘PA tools for efficiencies

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