Biosecurity (fancy word for protecting our vines)
Tasmanian wine is some of the best in the world. We grow grapes on an amazing little island at the edge of the world, south of the Mainland (that's what we call the rest of Australia 😎). But we need your help. Follow these steps to ensure we can continue to grow and craft outstanding and delicious wine for you.
Please do not ever enter a vineyard
Your shoes and clothes could have microscopic pest or diseases that could destroy our vines, and remember that these are "working" vineyards, with work safety procedures and requirements. Always ask before entering, be aware that you may not receive permission to do so - you can always get that selfie photo from outside the vineyard...
Stay on the Roads and Paths
If you are visiting one of our great Tassie wine producers, head straight to the cellar door. Have a chat with our friendly cellar door staff - they know everything there is to know about their patch of earth, plus they have wine!!!
Can I walk down the vine rows now?
No. There are only a few occasions when you are permitted to walk in a vineyard, in order to comply with work safety procedures and to minimise risks to the vineyard. If you are given permission by an authorised person, you must have undertaken the following:
- Washed your shoes in an approved foot bath (this kills the nasties🐛), or need to be wearing boots or boot covers supplied by the cellar door (ask if they have these), and;
- Have registered your contact details (just like Covid19 tracing).
Together we can all keep enjoying Tasmania's outstanding wines. Thank you and cheers 🍾🍾🍾
Biosecurity signage is now available for purchase, please contact Wine Tasmania on email@example.com or 03 6223 3770.
The even more boring technical stuff
Your General Biosecurity Duty
National Phylloxera Management Protocol
Importing Plants and Plant Products into Tasmania
Vinehealth Best Practice Farm Gate Hygiene Guide
Phylloxera Management Zones in Australia (PIZ, PRZ, PEZ)
Footwear and Small Hand Tool Disinfestation Protocol
Biosecurity planning for vineyard owners hosting visitors
Tasmanian Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania
Biosecurity Tasmania has strict Import protocols to ensure the integrity of Tasmanian vineyards. If you are intending to import grapevines into Tasmania, it is a legal requirement to lodge a "Notice of Intention to Import Plants or Plant Products into Tasmania" form with Biosecurity Tasmania before bringing planting material into Tasmania, with penalties for not complying.
On behalf of the Tasmanian wine sector,
Wine Tasmania thanks the Tasmanian Government for its support of this important initiative.