How climate change could alter food and wine in Aus

How climate change could alter food and wine in Aus

Wine grape growing is Australia’s largest fruit industry and you’ll find few climate sceptics among winemakers. Many are already seeing their grapes ripen earlier because of temperature rise. By the middle of the century, places with a Mediterranean climate – such as South Australia, Victoria and Margaret River in Western Australia – will be less suitable to grow current grape varieties, particularly red ones used for Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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