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News posted on Thursday, 25 May 2006
Threat of smoke-tainted grapes from CALM fires
Controlled fires lit by Western Australia’s Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) flared out of control in early April in the Margaret River region threatening grapes to become smoke-tainted and costing hundred of thousands of dollars of damage to growers.
Green light for De Bortoli suppliers
De Bortoli operations manager Rob Glastonbury admits he was taken aback when 195 out of some 200 suppliers in the Riverina responded to a recent trial survey of growers’ environmental management.
Brown Brothers chairman forecasts better days
Better market and production information and more heed to the wine industry’s cyclical patterns could help reduce acute over-supply of wine grapes in the future.