Can Grapes Be Protected from Wildfire Smoke Taint?
Wine Spectator Article
March 6, 2020
By Lynn Alley
As climate change increases the threat of wildfires in wine regions around the world, smoke taint has moved its way up the ladder of major concerns. Vintners in Australia’s Hunter Valley believe much of their 2020 harvest has been lost to smoke taint. In California, Sonoma’s Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) and Kunde Family have sued their insurance companies for refusing to cover wines damaged by smoke from the 2017 wildfires there.