The mighty Murray River is the lifeblood to much of South Eastern Australia, providing the sustenance for agriculture across huge distances of hot yet fertile land.
1956 marks the year of the worst flood in its history, caused by high rainfall hundreds of miles away which made its way into the river system, as well as heavy local rains. The flood peaked at 12.3 metres, while some areas were flooded up to 100km from the natural flow of the river, causing much destruction and devastation.
This disaster was a lesson to us as grape growers that we needed to plant our vineyards on higher ground and as such we have not suffered any loss from flooding.
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