And what are we going to do?

And while you’re in that comfy chair, grab a copy of our new Strategic Plan: Towards 2020, which is also available now.

This is an important plan that responds to increasing biosecurity pressures on vineyards by setting a clear direction for biosecurity activities. It aims to shift the dynamic for biosecurity being viewed only as insurance against risk, to being an enabler for success.

Importantly, this refresh of Vinehealth Australia’s strategic plan has been informed by:

  • The rapidly evolving biosecurity landscape;
  • Ongoing and regular discussions with growers, wineries, grape and wine industry representative bodies, Wine Australia, federal and state governments and Plant Health Australia;
  • Responses from a grower survey conducted in 2015; and
  • Information sourced through workshops and discussions regarding the value proposition for Vinehealth Australia’s proposed new digital biosecurity platform.

A robust biosecurity system will offer an authentic value proposition for Australian grapes and wine produced from a clean, green environment. This will assist in a range of areas such as enabling market access, export growth, inbound tourism and protecting the value of vineyards.

Under this Strategic Plan, Vinehealth Australia will be an integral part of the South Australian and national biosecurity landscape and play a key role in integrating the respective systems. We will manage and respond to pest threats by participating in national and state policy development, education, awareness, surveillance, research and development priority setting and emergency response activities.

This plan also underlines our ongoing commitment to delivering outstanding value to growers and the broader wine industry, with a sharp eye on phylloxera and other key pest threats to our vines.

We encourage you to read the new Vinehealth Australia Strategic Plan: Towards 2020 here. And we welcome you to contact us to discuss any questions or ideas you have regarding our strategic directions. You can email us at
or phone us on 08 8273 0551.