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Marlborough wineries lose stock in quake

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/11/2016

Marlborough's many wineries have apparently managed to escape relatively unscathed from the huge 7.5-magnitude that rocked north Canterbury.

Many residents in the region were told to go to higher ground, and though the initial quake and aftershocks have rattled a few bottles off the shelves the winemaking industry, fortunately there doesn't seem to be much structural damage to wineries' buildings.

Jules Taylor Wines said it had a few bottles smash, while Brancott Estate said it didn't have any damage to report.

Nautilus said it would be spending most of the day cleaning up, after a few pallets of wine had smashed, but there was no structural damage to its operation.

St Clair said it's in the same boat, and won't be open on Monday so it can clean up the broken inventory.

Allan Scott Wines said they were still checking but it seems nothing major had been lost.

In Wellington, ParrotDog brewery said it was operating as normal, with no major damage to report.

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