Soil Stewardship Program


Announcing Recipients

The Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council Technical Sub Committee is the peak research body for the Limestone Coast Zone. The main endeavour of this group is to facilitate the growth of technical knowledge in winemaking and viticulture. Through the generous support of GWRDC Regional Program, a soil stewardship program is available to four passionate individuals in the Limestone Coast grape and wine community.


The program will support the successful candidates to travel to Adelaide, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek and Western Australian wine regions to experience innovative soil management practices with the potential to benefit the Limestone Coast. Successful candidates will also participate in leadership activities led by Russell Fisher, a professional facilitator with ‘Sustainability in Mind’, to build the capacity and expertise of the group which will assist with the adoption of the learnings in the Limestone Coast.


Applications are sought from people who are passionate about the sustainability of the Limestone Coast and who bring a diversity of skills and experiences. Individuals with vision and expertise in vineyard operations, technical viticulture, research, sustainability and the Limestone Coast are encouraged to apply.




What does the program offer?

  • A two-day tour and leadership session in the Limestone Coast (April 2014)
  • A four-day study tour in Western Australia (May 2014)
  • A three-day study tour including Adelaide, Barossa, and McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek (June 2014)
  • Additional activities to develop an action plan for soil management in the Limestone Coast


If I am successful, what does the program involve?

The successful candidate will undertake this program between January and December 2014.

Successful candidates must:

• Actively contribute in all of the scheduled sessions (confirmed dates will be provided in January 2014);

• Write a comprehensive report on a particular aspect of the program and present the findings to the program sponsors.


The panel’s decision is final and the program participants will be announced on the 14th February 2014. 

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Applicants should review the Application Guidelines before completing their application.

download of word version available Soil_Stewardship_application_V3i 

Applications must be received by 5pm, 31st January 2014.

An electronic copy should be forwarded to [email protected] and one signed hard copy sent to;

Limestone Coast Grape & Wine Council

Soil Leaders Program

PO Box 28

Coonawarra, S.A, 5263

Further information regarding the award can be obtained from: Ulrich Grey-Smith at [email protected]


There will be opportunities for organisations and businesses to sponsor the program.  If you wish to become involved through sponsorship please contact Ulrich Grey-Smith [email protected]