Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Cold snap takes toll on Barossa vines

Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 15:25 EDT

The extent of damage from a recent cold snap is becoming evident in the Barossa Valley.

Adrian Hoffmann is a grower at Ebenezer and says some of his neighbours have lost about 70 per cent of their wine grape crop because of cold weather.

He said it was still the first month of the growing season and the vines were fragile and vulnerable to weather damage.

"The frost most probably took out about a third of our area," he said.

"Yet to be known is the amount of cold damage that will be done to a lot of the young bunches that were sitting there.

"So even looking at the crop that's there now, you just don't know how damage is going to be done and we'll have to wait to fruit set to find out."


- ABC

© ABC 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Eastern storms and southern shivers

16:00 EDT

Thunderstorms are on the move through New South Wales and southern Queensland once again today, while southern states shiver.

Summer scorcher looms for two thirds of Australians

14:12 EDT

The most widespread heat in five years could grip parts of southern and eastern Australia next week.

Turbulent Thursday in Vic, Tas, SA

15:52 EDT

Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.