“I can do something, so I am. I’ve got young kids, I want to be an example, that Dad has been a positive contributor to the environment.We’re not just farmers, we’re conservationists.” – Evan Gobell of Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards

In episode 1 of the Barossa Wildlife for Wine Podcast, Evan Gobell and Ian Falkenberg discuss the benefits of encouraging native bird species within the vineyard landscape.

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.