On December 20 last year, James Tilbrook saw his 21-year old vineyard in the Adelaide Hills go up in smoke.
Around one third of the wine growing region in South Australia stood in the path of one of the fatal massive bush fires which have burnt more than 10 million hectares across the country.
After the fire James returned to find utter devastation - buildings burnt to the ground, equipment ruined and the vineyard scorched.
But six weeks on, new shoots are appearing on some of the vines and there's hope although much work still to do.
James says the area is calling for volunteers to help vineyard owners and farmers get back on their feet and for people to keep visiting and buying the local wines in order to keep the local economy going.