Heatwave: Australia’s grape growers watch their fortunes wither

Sydney Morning Herald: Rod Gribble looks at his horror harvest through the haze of another 40-plus degree day. He's been up working since the early hours to beat the heat, only to be mauled by mosquitoes. Sunburnt grapes are shrivelled and brown on his farm on Savage Road at Bilbul, near Griffith in the state's south west. This season's yield of chardonnay grapes is so poor it's cheaper to let them rot on the vine than harvest what remains. ''No matter how much you water, the heat just dries them up,'' Mr Gribble,......

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