Its been a dark few weeks for 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.
To date the fire has impacted more than 60 grape growers and wine producers and flow on effect within the region will be severe.
The devastation has hit close to home for growers, producers and wineries in the region, some of them losing vineyards, buildings, equipment, machinery and bottled wine.
We have been absolutely overwhelmed with offers of support and donations. While some individual wineries have set up their own fundraising efforts, there are others who are still dealing with the aftermath and some without power or internet connection to think about doing the same. Family businesses are still dealing with the shock, some of them considering their futures as destroyed vineyards can take years to regenerate.
This page has now been set up by Adelaide Hills Wine Region Inc as the official account to support the recovery efforts in the coming months.