South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said.
“The dynamics of the current market are unprecedented,” Kevin Wilson, Kingsland’s buying controller for South America and South Africa, reveals, with reference to the OIV-estimated 10% global vintage shortfall in 2017.
When Randy and Linda Rice, owners of Mountain View Vineyard, expanded their vineyards onto a 100-acre farm southwest of Stroudsburg in northeastern Pennsylvania, they wanted to be as sustainable as possible.
Vineyards in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria and Coonawarra region in South Australia have suffered up to 100% damage from a black frost which hit in the early hours of Saturday 4 November. There are also reports of frost damage in SA’s Padthaway region.