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Winegrapes tested for smoke taint after months of fires across state
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Testing is underway in many of Tasmania's wine grape growing regions to determine if bushfire smoke has impacted fruit quality. Bushfires have been burning in the state's north-west for more than two months, and smoke has drifted hundreds of kilometres. Dalrymple Winery in Pipers River is one of a number of vineyards testing for smoke taint. Winemaker Peter Caldwell started a small batch ferment this week.