Storms & Floods

The effects of floods on vines are being explored in the wake of losses such as Swan Valley in Western Australia in March, and significant losses in South Australia and NSW among other floods globally, such as the infamous 2002 floods in France, Greece, Germany and other parts of Europe.

With tsunami and storm surge inundation on coastal wineries, the global risk software package, Tsupy, created by Andreas Schaefer of KIT, has been used to check the inundation potential of cyclone and tsunami events, with most wine regions globally being at very low to no risk but with a few surprises such as Tahiti.

Top 3 broad wine regions for Storm/Flood:

  1. Japan

  2. Viet Nam

  3. South Eastern USA