Australia 2019/2020 bushfire season has seen drop of 4% of production
The bushfires that ravaged Australia over the Christmas period are expected to cause a 4% drop in production for 2020, according to Wine Australia. The regions closest to harvest are the ones most likely to have significant damage, including Hunter Valley and Canberra.
Canberra is not as famous as Hunter Valley, whose Semillon is one of the earliest harvested grapes in the country which make it one of the most affected regions. Wine Australia claims that South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, which also suffered significant bush fires, may have escaped the worst effects because the cool season had delayed harvest time.