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Wine prices are expected to soar next year after the Australian wildfires wiped out vineyards – The Sun

WINE prices are set to soar next year because of Australia’s disastrous wildfires.

The blazes have wiped out thousands of acres of vineyards producing some of Britain’s most popular tipples.

Top exporters including Henschke and Shaw & Smith are based in the Adelaide Hills — hit hard by the fires.

The flames are thought to have destroyed a third of the area’s grapes.

Jared Stringer, of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region, said: "We are still assessing the damage- but a third of Adelaide Hills production has been lost and it's incredibly devastating."

Mr Stringer said the Henschke family – whose popular wines are sold in the UK – who pioneered grape growing in the Lenswood area may have lost their entire vineyard.

"They've got one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and it looks like they have been wiped off the map."

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