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  • Max Allen
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  • Max Allen
1 Jun 2015

Walk into the cavernous Yangarra winery shed in McLaren Vale during the middle of vintage and the first thing you will be shown by winemaker Peter Fraser is his huge, gleaming Vaucher Beguet grape-sorting machine in action. 

It is quite a sight: bins full of whole bunches go in one end and a mechanised array of pluckers, shakers and…