VINE SCOUT is a Vineyard Monitoring Service based in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Our services are offered in wine grape growing regions in South Australia including, but not limited to:


* Barossa Valley
* Adelaide Hills
* Adelaide Plains
* Clare Valley
* Eden Valley
* McLaren Vale
* The Riverland

We offer Viticulture Technical services in the fields mentioned below.


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Vineyard Observations

  • Vine Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Virus Symptoms
  • Crop Damage e.g frost/hail/sun/wind and herbicide drift

Pest and Disease Monitoring

Monitoring of:

  • Vineyard Diseases
  • Vineyard Pests
  • Vineyard Beneficial Insects

Options include:

  • A single visit when required
  • Continuous visits during the growing season. (Number of visits ranging between 7 and 14 tailored to suit your vineyard requirements.  This will be influenced on climatic conditions and pest/disease incidence)

Bud Dissection Analysis

  • Bud fruitfulness Analysis (Primary and Secondary Bud)
  • Primary Bud Necrosis Assessment
  • Monitoring Bud Mite Populations

Microscopic Mite Investigation

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Precision Viticulture - Vineyard Mapping, Aerial Photography, Videography

Commercial Imaging Service is available with DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quad rotor drone and Sentera Multispectral NDVI Single Sensor camera.


  • NDVI imagery, mapping and surveying in Viticulture/Agriculture
    Aerial Photography
  • Videography – Special events and business social media promotions, asset inspections, insurance for crop loss and building damage

Support service for Sustainable Winegrapes Australia (SWA) Accreditation

We can also facilitate

  • Agrochemical/Vine nutrition program and design
  • Agrochemical Spray Coverage Assessment
  • iCloud Spray diary data entry  – Grape Link, Grape Web and  Viti Central 
  • Soil Moisture Monitoring/Interpretation
  • Soil Texture and RAW Analysis
  • Petiole/Virus/Soil/Wine grape Sampling
  • Yield Estimation
  • Wine grape and Pruning Quality Assessments