ADELAIDE, Australia – Ones mind might tend towards an insurance claim but an unsteady forklift dropped a container full of fine Australian wine worth more than $1 million, smashing most of the bottles. The winemaker says he’s “gut-wrenched, shocked and numb” after the loss of his flagship Shiraz.
Marquis said Friday that when workers opened up the dropped container, “it was like a murder scene. There was red everywhere.”
He said the wine was fully insured.
The accident has crippled Mollydooker’s U.S. launch in September. It will also impact the wine market in Australia.