Bushfire risk causing smoke taint issues to vines such as in South Australia have been examined; however, smaller scale studies are required before they can be included globally in the index to a great extent. Studies are currently being undertaken by Prof. Robert Burford at UNSW and Assoc. Prof Trevor Daniell at the University of Adelaide into bushfire, smoke taint and other issues.

Top 5 broad wine regions for Bushfire:

  1. South Africa (Orange River, Olifants River)

  2. Portugal (Alentejo, Alto Tras-os-Montes)

  3. Chile (Valparaiso, Bio-Bio)

  4. Australia (Tumbarumba, Yarra Valley, etc.)

  5. Kazakhstan (South), Moldova