Smoke taint and drought force some Hunter Valley vineyards to rethink 2020 vintage

By John Lewis
Updated January 30 2020 - 4:59pm, first published January 29 2020 - 3:32pm
HAPPIER TIMES: Davis Wine Group head winemaker Gwyn Olsen with grapes from the 2019 Hunter vintage. Picture: Elfes Images
HAPPIER TIMES: Davis Wine Group head winemaker Gwyn Olsen with grapes from the 2019 Hunter vintage. Picture: Elfes Images

SOME Hunter vignerons are happy with their 2020 vintage but key producers Tyrrell's, McWilliam's Mount Pleasant, Brokenwood, Meerea Park and the Davis Wine Group have been hard hit by the double whammy of smoke taint and drought.

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