Twenty-five Adelaide Hills vineyards test positive to smoke taint but fail to draw compensation
Twenty-five vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, with grapes that have tested positive to smoke taint, are unlikely to receive compensation. Smoke-affected grapes have been a concern for wineries following the Sampson Flat bushfire, which burnt through thousands of hectares in January. Adelaide Hills Wine Region president Tom Keelan said growers had not been able to receive financial assistance.
“Nothing other then the government-assisted packages that were worked up for all the fire-affected victims, so nothing specific for our industry” he said.