Grape and wine

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and the wine industry are committed to working in partnership to:

We support and help grow our state’s wine industry through:

  • increasing trade and investment
  • removing trade barriers
  • promoting the industry
  • advising and supporting industry associations
  • policy, legislation, and regulation
  • scientific research and innovation.


Legislation is in place to:

  • keep South Australia free from Phylloxera;
  • establish funds for the benefit of the Industry;
  • set basic terms of payment for wine grapes;

Wine industry funds

The wine industry funds provide South Australia’s grape and wine industry with a reliable source of funds that allows them to:

  • be innovative
  • adopt best industry practice
  • obtain the resources to positively respond to the modern market place.

There are six regional wine industry funds and the South Australian Grape Growers Industry Fund.


Bodhi Edwards
Senior Industry Partnerships Adviser
Phone: (08) 8429 3132

Scientific research and development

Our South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops Science Program provides research capabilities for key national programs that produce wine grapes  for  the production of high quality Australian wines.

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