New Zealand wineries checking damage after earthquake

New Zealand wineries checking damage after earthquake

Wineries in Marlborough and Canterbury in New Zealand have been assessing the damage caused by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and several reported aftershocks. Yealands Family Wines, in Marlborough, said that ‘while there is some damage at the winery, the winery building withstood the conditions well, as it was designed to do. ‘It remains closed for safety reasons while the damage is being assessed and cleaned.’ The cellar door will also remain closed for the next few days, and visitors are advised to call in advance before coming to the winery. The epicentre of the earthquake was northeast of Christchurch, and the South Island has had hundreds of tremors since the initial earthquake.

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