A top drop has come to grief when more than $1 million of premium wine fell from a forklift during loading in Adelaide.
A McLaren Vale winemaker whose hard work went down the drain in the accident says there was only one undamaged carton out of 462.
The cases of Velvet Glove premium 2010 shiraz, at $185 per bottle, fell more than six metres when the forklift malfunctioned while loading the container for export at the Port Adelaide wharf on Thursday.
Mollydooker winemaker Sparky Marquis says his staff are still sorting through the mess a bottle at a time.
"All of the bottles are in the cool store and we're just having to go through every single bottle, check it first of all to see if it has any cap seal damage to it, in which case it just gets immediately discarded," he said.