Christchurch earthquake – the Sandihurst view…
September 6th, 2010 | Posted by Kirk
Just to advise readers, especially those overseas, that the Sandihurst has been right in the thick of the recent Christchurch earthquake. The location of the winery is only 10-15km from the epicentre. There has been quite a bit of visible damage to tanks and bottled wine etc but like the rest of Christchurch the damage may only be the tip of the iceberg and we are still yet to conduct a full assessment of the damage. I dont think its going to happen overnight. Every bottle in the photo above will have to be inspected! Ive posted a few more photos on our facebook page if you would like to get a better view. For pictures of a more general view of the region – check out Stuff.
In the meantime, in order to clean up the mess, we will have to close the tasting room but thirsty palates need not fear as our Online Shop remains, as always, open 24/7.