A Resilient Barossa Landscape

Healthy soil, less water use, no cultivation = a resilient Barossa landscape: By the time the 2017 vintage is over, Barossa grower Warwick Murray will have spread 3000 tonnes of wine grape stalks on local vineyards. Why? Over five years,[…]

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2017 Barossa Vintage Reports

Barossa 2017 Vintage Report (as at 4 April 2017) In early March, following a wetter than average winter and spring, and below average summer temperatures, Barossa’s 2017 harvest was tracking three to four weeks later than in recent years. As[…]

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Virtual fence to safeguard Barossa’s grapes

A virtual fence will be placed around some of the Barossa’s most valuable vineyards as part of a pilot program launched in December 2016 to safeguard South Australia’s $1.78 billion wine industry from pests, disease and weeds. An initiative of[…]

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Environmental Champions of the Barossa

Barossa’s wine grape growers are forging ahead with modern viticultural practices to prepare for the changing climate – highlighted with the first launch of a six-part video series that demonstrates Barossa’s environmental best practices. The video series, entitled Environmental Champions[…]

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2016 Barossa Vintage Updates

Get the latest dirt on the 2016 Barossa Vintage from local Winemakers, Grape Growers and Viticulturists. Episode 4: Stuey & Damien 2016 Vintage Updates from Barossa Dirt. Episode 4 – with Stuey and Damien from Barossa Dirt on Vimeo.  […]

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Vineyard trials help build resilience

The Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) has set up three demonstration vineyards as part of its ongoing Creating Resilient Landscapes initiative, with funding from AGWA’s Regional Program. The idea is to “show not tell” growers and winemakers how modern[…]

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Barossa Vintage Report 2015

Barossa Vintage 2015 (as at 1 April 2015)   The 2015 Barossa harvest period got off to a good start, with growers experiencing 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain in early January which set the vines up nicely for the[…]

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Barossa Pruning Expo

More than 120 grape growers, and viticulture trade and industry attended the inaugural Barossa Pruning Expo held at the Nuriootpa Research Centre on 11 June 2014. The Expo, organised by the Barossa Grape & Wine Association and the Barossa VitiTech[…]

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