Cary Dreelan from software designers Active Ideas and Irina Santiago from McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism.
We are very excited to see the new online McLaren Vale Sustainable Winegrowing system - http://www.sustainablewinegrowing.com.au/ - that was launched last night at the Bocce Club.
This programme is something we believe in. We are sure your business will see benefits from it, the wider industry, and the region as a whole.
In 2012 the program achieved 145 vineyards representing 38% of the total grapes crushed in the McLaren Vale (or 4.5% in South Australia). This season new registrations are being sort - see the information below.
The new online system makes it possible for our agronomy team to help you with your workbook - if you want information about how please contact us. We are really proud to be a part of this exciting development for the region.
STEPS TO BECOME A MEMBER:
Register your interest to be part of the program. firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment of annual fee of $50.00 (link to pay: http://www.trybooking.com/47925)
If you want to register more than one membership, you can do it at once or separately by clicking on the link above.
A single membership can have multiple sites (if they comply with the rules of the programme).
You can have multiple sites under the same registration when you give the same answers to the same assessment for all the sites involved (all vineyards are organic or you do not irrigate the vineyard, for example).
It might take up to 48 hours to process your payment.
Log into thewebsite. www.sustainablewinegrowing.com.au
MVGWTA will inform you by email that you are an authorised user as soon as they confirm your payment.
To become a member, you need to complete the steps above by July 8, 2013. The deadline is necessary because they can only start the calculations to produce your results once they are sure about our total members. Many of the calculations are based on comparisons of your performance with regional averages.