Frequently asked questions
When will the program commence?
The National EcoVineyards program commenced in July 2022 and run for three years until June 2025. Stay tuned for updates via this website and our social media feeds as the program gets underway.
Which regions are participating?
We are partnering with regional associations who will act as a primary conduit for communications to their members including:
- Margaret River Wine Association, WA
- Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association, NSW
- Orange Region Vignerons Association Inc., NSW
- Wine Yarra Valley, Vic
- Mornington Peninsula Wine, Vic
- Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association, SA
- Adelaide Hills Wine Region, SA
- Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Incorporated, SA
- Riverland Wine, SA
What are the key focus areas of the National EcoVineyards program?
– Functional biodiversity
– Ground covers (including cover crops)
– Soil health
How many demonstration sites be established?
Up to four demonstration sites will be established in each participating region. All wine growers will benefit from the learnings that will flow from these participatory learning opportunities.
How do I sign up to become an EcoGrower (demonstration sites)?
An expression of interest will be distributed to all growers in a participating region in October/November 2022. Up to four EcoGrowers per region will be chosen on merit and their capacity to deliver meaningful outcomes based on a range of selection criteria, which will be clearly communicated as a part of the expression of interest process.
How will wine growers be supported?
There will be a Regional On-ground Coordinator (ROC) based in each participating region, who will liaise with the hosting regional organisation to strengthen regional networks and bring technical expertise to support local wine growers. Visit the About > ROCs tab to find out more.
When will face-to-face regional events be scheduled?
We will be running grower events in spring and autumn each year in each participating region. Information will be disseminated via each regional organisation, this website (see the EcoVineyards events tab), Eventbrite and our social media feeds.
Can I access more information?
Supporting information is published on this website (see the supporting information tab).