Crazy weather clears out the local wine crop

johnboy 21 October 2013

ABC Rural has a story on the carnage the recent wild temperature swings have wrought on the Canberra district wine crop:

Frost has wiped out wine grape crops at Murrumbateman, on the southern tablelands of New South Wales, near Canberra.

Some growers have reported losses of 50 to 100 per cent in low-lying areas, while others say their vines have survived unscathed.

Last week’s frosts followed one of the earliest bud bursts in decades for the region.

Winemaker Ken Helm has lost two of his vineyards to frost damage, but he’s confident there’ll still be a decent crop this year.

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