These days, plenty of industries are actively promoting gender equality in the workplace. However, few have been slower to do this than the agricultural industry. Despite there being a strong push towards change in this area, there are still far more men than women involved in farming and agriculture.
Livestock industries have made huge contributions in initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of everyday activities. As well as reducing the overall impact of practices on the environment.
The statistics are scary... It seems that incidents in the media are constantly being reported regarding on farm accidents resulting in serious injuries, even death. This can have lifelong implications for the business and for the loved ones of injured person, which nobody wants. We think that everyone has the right to a safe workplace.
Our vineyard was the brain child of Simon Rowe after an anonymous man said to him that our area around Burra “was as good a country for growing red grapes as he’d seen.” So, Simon teamed up with an old friend and winemaker, Andrew Hardy and planted 30 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet vines.