“What I find is that when you have very healthy biodiversity you need less chemicals and the soil holds nutrients and water better.”
Shawn Kalleske – Laughing Jack

Episode 2 features Shawn Kalleske and Mary Retallack discussing how native plants and grasses encourage beneficial insects in the vineyard.

Barossa vignerons are working together to restore native vegetation across the landscape. Many of our wildlife species are in decline. We face a hotter, drier climate which stresses our environment and wine grape production. Wildlife for Wine encourages improved vineyard ecology through habitat restoration and good management. Wildlife can play positive ecology roles, contributing to a more resilient and productive Barossa landscape.

BGWA would like to thank all the participants in this initiative as well as the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board for their generous support.