Big winegrape losses after flood
The Riverina’s massive 280,000 tonne winegrape harvest is deteriorating by the day in flood water. Riverina Winegrape Growers chairman Bruno Brombal expects losses to total up to 30,000 tonnes in the region. Mr Brombal said many grape varieties were infected with Botrytis, rendering them useless for wine making. He said growers in the Yenda district, near Griffith, had lost entire crops in the midst of harvest, reports Weekly Times Now.