RIVERLAND grape growers will need to undergo certification processes to transport fruit this season, however a senior local industry figure expects fruit fly outbreaks in the region will have “minimal” effects on the upcoming vintage.
TRADE tariffs of up to 200 per cent on Australian wine being imported into China are expected to “significantly impact” the Riverland, according to both a local MP and the chair of a regional industry body.
MORE than 300 wines from across the Riverland and beyond were assessed last week as part of judging for the upcoming Riverland Wine Show.
FEDERAL Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham assured Riverland winegrowers the Government will mount the “strongest possible case” against Chinese dumping allegations during a visit to the region recently.
A PROMINENT local event is set to go ahead later this year with the 48th Riverland Wine Show planned to proceed in October.