Barossa Wine Industry Leaders are working together to limit COVID-19 impacts and to move the Barossa out of the crisis as quickly and safely as possible
Vinpac International, Pernod Ricard and Yalumba are working together as leaders across the Barossa’s wine industry to share information regarding safety and process improvements to support and protect businesses and the region throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group is receiving advice from the South Australian Government and in return providing updates from their businesses to ensure the steps they are taking to protect team members and communities are in line with the most recent government directives.
Representing a large percentage of employment in the wine industry in the area, the three businesses are deeply concerned about the spread of COVID-19 across South Australia, and in particular the Barossa wine region following the recent outbreak. The primary concern they share is the safety and security of their people and they are working together constructively to share information and process improvements to ensure that business output may continue at each of their sites. The group has been working proactively to implement measures that reduce the risk of spreading the virus and will continue to take necessary further steps in line with government and SA Health advice.
“It is incredibly important to us all that the region and the broader South Australian economy recovers and we can continue producing some of the world’s best wines,”. “We are hopeful that by working together we can move the Barossa out of this crisis as quickly and safely as possible,” said Lisa Ashby, General Manager Wine Services, Vinpac International.
Lisa Ashby – General Manager Wine Services, Vinpac International
Robert Taddeo – Operations Director Australia, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Jason Spiteri – Executive Director – Wine, Yalumba