Earthquakes have the ability to knock out the infrastructure of entire wine regions for a number of years. From 2010 to 2017, several earthquakes have struck the wine industries of Chile, New Zealand and USA among others. Over 125 million litres were lost in Chile in 2010, mainly due to the failure of steel tanks. Small earthquakes globally cause many losses not only to the structures, but also to the contents including bottle breakage and non-structural elements of a winery, such as tanks, chemicals, equipment and barrels. Tasting rooms and the rare wine collections of each winery are often those most at risk, with a small earthquake having the ability to cause irreplaceable financial and historical loss.
Top 5 wine countries/states for Earthquake:
- Greece and Albania