Close to 6,000 hectares of Bordeaux vineyards were cut down by hail or flattened by high winds last week as a mini-tornado ripped through south-west France. 250 vineyard staff spent Saturday repairing the damage but were only able to save around 150 hectares of vine plants in the Entre-deux-Mers vineyard, south-east of Bordeaux, probably the area hardest hit by the severe weather.