Six months after fires destroyed nearly a third of the vines in the Adelaide Hills, 21 vintners in the region have banded together to create a wine to raise money for the people affected.
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Twenty-one wineries in the Adelaide Hills have collaborated to produce a wine called Hills Appeal, a 2019 Syrah and Meunier blend that retails for $28 AUD per bottle.
10,800 bottles of this red blend have been produced, and all funds from sales will be donated to the local industry. The funds will be used to support the winegrowers, winemakers and vineyard owners who lost property, vines, equipment and inventory in last December"s fire.
The 21 wineries involved in this wine include: Bird in Hand, Bleasdale, Chain of Ponds, Hahndorf Hill, Honey Moon Vineyard, Howard Vineyard, La Prova, Lodestone Wines, Lobethal Road, Longview Vineyard, Murdoch Hill, Nepenthe Wines, Petaluma, Schoenthal Estate, Second Coming Wines, Shaw + Smith, Shining Rock Vineyard, Sidewood Estate, The Lane Vineyard, Tynan Road Wines and Wicks Estate.
More than 60 winegrowers and wineries are said to have been affected by the so-called fire, which damaged or destroyed 1,110 of the region's 3,330 hectares of vines.
The wine can be purchased through the Adelaide Hills Wine Region website, Central Market stores, cellars and wine stores in the region.