Cuddle Creek Bushfire Devastates New Era Vineyards
On Friday December 20th the New Era vineyard located in the Adelaide Hills was devastated by the Cuddlee Creek fire. In addition to the destruction of 35 acres of vines and infrastructure, all of the property’s shedding, winemaking equipment, 40 hogsheads of 2019 wine and 500 dozen of cellar matured bottle stock were lost. Attempts to recover from this misfortune are currently underway with replacement of vineyard infrastructure being the initial priority; necessary if we are to generate product required to support the New Era brand.
This video of this burning pine tree on fire was taken three days after the fire swept through Pfeiffer Rd it took 5 days and over 3000 litres of water to put it out…..