Rush to pick grapes before floods

Rush to pick grapes before floods

Winemakers and grapegrowers across northern Victoria and southern NSW are pumping water off blocks to save their crops. After madly picking grapes late into Friday night and early Saturday, before predicted massive rainfalls that soaked the region over the weekend, many yesterday were counting their probable losses. There are already concerns this year’s red-wine vintage, which had winemakers salivating over its anticipated quality, may have suffered terminal damage in the dumping rains in some regions, reports Weekly Times Now.

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