27 Sep, 2020 @ 13:30
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WATCH: 50,000 litres of wine lost in massive leak at vineyard in Spain


IT’S enough to make anyone cry. A leak from a tank has seen 50,000 litres of red wine flood a winery in Spain.

Video shot by bystanders show a torrent of Spain’s favourite tipple pouring from a storage tank at the Vitivinos vineyard in Villamalea in the province of Albacete.

The cause of the leak is as yet unknown, but it has caused quite a stir, with a twitter video being viewed thousands of times of times.

GONE: Winery was drenched in the good stuff

The leak may seem heart-breakingly massive, but it could be seen as a drop in the ocean compared to previous spillages.

In January, 367,000 litres of Cabernet Sauvignon was lost in California. A leak at the Sonoma County vineyard saw the wine turn the state’s Russian River red.

Spain is in the middle of its grape harvest at the moment, with an excellent year being predicted.


However the country’s wine makers face a problem in harvesting the grapes due to coronavirus restrictions.

Grape pickers in parts of Alava will need the all clear before they are allowed to start work at vineyards in one of the country’s highest producing Rioja regions.

The health department will carry out the PCR tests and those who are able to work will be be given individual baskets and scissors to avoid the contamination.

Seasonal pickers living in temporary accommodation were hit hard by the virus over the summer months which lead to local lockdowns in fruit-growing areas across the nation.

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