The Adelaide Hills and in particular the local wine industry as we come to terms with the consequences of severe weather and fires causing damage throughout the region.
The fires have impacted more than 60 grape growers and wine producers and the flow on effect within the region will be severe.
The devastation has hit close to home for growers, producers and wineries in the region, with losses of vineyards, buildings, equipment, machinery and bottled wine.
To help our local growers and producers and fund recovery efforts, the Adelaide Hills Wine Region has set up a Fire Appeal.
While some individual wineries have set up their own fundraising efforts, there are others who are still dealing with the aftermath and some are not in a position to think about doing the same.
Many of the grape growers that have been affected the most have no public profile, no brand to get behind and no wine to sell.
Family businesses are still dealing with the shock, some of them considering their futures as destroyed vineyards can take years to regenerate.
Funds will be distributed through our Incorporated Association to the growers and producers affected by the recent fires. Funds will be managed in house by the association with State Government guidance as per our Association's usual practices with industry levies.