It’s winter in South Africa and it’s raining, at last. A relief, but more rain is needed, says DP Burger, winemaker at Glenwood in Franschhoek, and others we have heard from. The draught in Western Cape, where the wine regions are, have long been a serious problem, but the situation is now improving.
The water shortage has led to strict rules on how water, including municipal, can be used. The harvest 2018 became unusually small for most growers.
Wine prices are likely to rise, which is not necessarily negative. The world has been paying too little for South African wines for too long. The quality has been constantly improving and prices have not always kept pace.
Join us on our tour to South Africa in February 2019 and discover some of the treasures in this beautiful country! More info here on the wine tour to South Africa.
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