A view of Tomich Winery in Adelaide Hills following a bush fire last month. Photo: Reuters

Will Australian wine be latest casualty of devastating bush fires?

  • Grapes can’t be checked for ‘smoke taint’, which causes them to develop unpalatable flavours or smells like ash or wet cigar, until they start to ripen
  • While most vineyards escaped direct fire damage, some growers are anxious about their grapes’ exposure to the choking smoke which has blanketed many rural areas
Topic |   Australia

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A view of Tomich Winery in Adelaide Hills following a bush fire last month. Photo: Reuters