Wine Industry Newsletter

Future events

Functional Biodiversity Enhancement - the native solution

In January, Margaret River Wine will be hosting Dr Mary Retallack to virtually deliver this full day workshop. Dr Retallack is an expert in biodiversity specifically in regard to viticultural practices and is based in South Australia. Topics to be covered include:

Functional Biodiversity Enhancement – the native solution

An introduction into the use of native species within and around vineyards to create biodiverse ecosystems using insectary plants. Mary will discuss practical aspects of implementation, long term benefits and provide examples of local native insectary plants.

Biological Control of Insect Pests

With a focus on Western Australian issues, the concepts, and practices of managing pests through biological control as a key component of arthropod-mediated ecosystem services will be discussed. ‘Biocontrol’ of pests throughout a season is delivered by a whole range of predatory arthropods.

Biodiversity Action Planning

Development and application of biodiversity action plans for vineyard properties: within and adjacent to vineyards, regeneration and maintenance of remnant bush and rehabilitation of water courses and riparian zones.

Margaret River Wine and Dr Retallack have invited local experts and service providers to each presentation, bringing their depth of knowledge and regional perspective, providing you with an opportunity to discuss topics within a local context

When: 8.30am – 3.450pm, 19 January 2022

Where: The HEART Studio Theatre, 47 Wallcliffe Road Margaret River

Morning tea/lunch included.

Register here.

Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference

The 18th AWITC and WineTech Exhibition will be held 26-29 June 2022 in Adelaide, South Australia. Registration will open in February 2022. The program is currently being developed and will incorporate the Australian Grape and Wine Outlook Conference.

More information is available at