Fires rage in Yarra Valley
7 Feb 2009 by Jancis Robinson
Bushfires are still raging in the Australian state of Victoria, claiming dozens (now hundreds - 12 Feb)  of lives, hundreds of buildings and several vineyards, including that of garlanded winemaker Tom Carson who recently moved from Yering Station in Yarra Valley to Yabby Lake in Mornington Peninsula. I write at the end of the Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir Celeberation on the cool Sunday morning after the terrible day before. We had been warned yesterday morning that temperatures would flare to over 40 deg C (about 100 deg F) and indeed they did, suddenly, for a few deadly hours yesterday afternoon.  Here...

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