News and media releases

Early signs of demand

If water was not part of the equation, most Riverland wine growers would be very pleased with the medium-term outlook. The recent Wine Australia survey data reveals the region has

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Feedback wanted by WA

A comprehensive stakeholder survey by Wine Australia is underway. A link to the survey has been sent to over 8,000 Australian wine and grape community members and Wine Australia CEO

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CropWatch improvements

As foreshadowed recently, Riverland Wine has been working with Magarey Pathology to make improvements and add new features to the disease-alert system delivered under the CropWatch banner for many years.

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Good news on grape prices

The Australian winegrape crush for 2019 is estimated to be 1.73 million tonnes – 50% approximately from South Australia and 27.43% from the South Australia’s Riverland.

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Water Policy Challenges

The announcement that allocations have lurched forward another 7% in the past fortnight has been greeted with groans from our increasingly frustrated irrigator community. This super cautious creeping policy is

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Wine Australia Register

Good news from Wine Australia this week. Following requests from Wine Australia, the Department of Agriculture has agreed to establish a levy payer register for the Australian grape and wine

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New Labour hire

From August 31, 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 undertaking ‘labour hire services’. 

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Water forum

The first cross-commodity water forum modelled on the horticulture reference forum that operated throughout the last drought to discuss the wide-ranging water challenges was convened last week. Winegrowers, citrus growers

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Glyphosate facts based on science

in recent months, a number of glyphosate-focussed stories have appeared in the media. Many of these articles fail to mention that agricultural chemicals, including glyphosate, are some of the most

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