Last week saw the devastating Pinery Fire sweep across rural land surrounding the Barossa Valley. The Bethany to Angaston Trail team send our deepest condolences to those who have lost everything – and our upmost thanks to the amazing volunteers who put their own lives on the line to help protect others during this time – and who will continue to work hard during the vast clean up and relief operations.
The impact this fire will have on our rural neighbours and the greater area will indeed be felt for a long time to come.
Our vines, wineries and surrounds remain unaffected by this tragic event, – from Cathy Wills at Barossa Grape & Wine Association:
“We have had several enquiries regarding the effect of the ongoing Pinery Bushfire and smoke taint on Barossa vineyards. While recognising the terrible loss of life, property and livestock in other areas, the stage of the viticultural season means that the risk of smoke impact on grapes is very low. Strong winds pushed smoke away quickly, with no vineyard areas reporting extended periods of dense smoke coverage.”
If you are planning a visit to the Barossa Valley you can rest assured that we are open for business and ready to give you a beautiful Barossa Valley experience.
For information on how you can help or donate head to the SA Government Relief Fund website
Read the Barossa Council Media release from Mayor Bob Sloane here – Joint Media release – Pinery Fire