Bushfire message from Wine Australia

Please see an update below from Wine Australia regarding the bushfire affected regions.

Whilst I hope many of you were able to enjoy some downtime during the Christmas and New Year break we acknowledge it was a sombre conclusion for 2019 and start to a new decade indeed.

We are buoyed by efforts to recover and rebuild so quickly. Wine Australia has the following resources available which we encourage you to share broadly within your region/state.

  1. Bushfire recovery page – Wine Australia has released an excellent resource for those impacted by bushfires or who wish to donate. Included on the page is information providing support for grapegrowers and winemakers, mental health resources, government and business support, donations, fundraising and support activities. Also included on this page (and attached for your convenience) is the media release issued on 7 January which is still current. We will continue to update this page with any further and relevant information therefore I implore you to share this link as broadly as possible and encourage your members to click on: https://www.wineaustralia.com/fire-recovery
  2. Bushfire case study – Included in the Bushfire recovery page is a case study of Mount Bera Vineyards in South Australia which was impacted by the Sampson Flat bushfire. See what owner Greg Horner did to regenerate his land on his podcast and report….click here or refer to EDM below:


Also please make sure you have a look at an excellent video on Greg’s experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBP1vPBp3cc

  1. Map – attached is a map developed by Wine Australia which overlays the fire zones with wine regions. An additional map has also been developed by an independent company allowing users to zoom in to view individual regions: http://www.vwmaps.com/2020/01/15/bushfires/
  2. Comms – if you require any support with media enquiries and messaging in your communications please feel free to contact us through [email protected] and our team will respond.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional support you may require.

Kind regards, Ali Lockwood
Stakeholder Engagement
t: +61 8 8228 2064 | m: +61 418 818 827

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