Farmer's Weekly

Smaller wine output, but better prices

Global harvests over the past three seasons have had a huge impact on the local wine industry. In 2017, the smallest international harvest in 50 years was recorded, which led to an increase in global wine prices. This was followed by the smallest harvest in 10 years in South Africa, when local production dropped 13% due to severe drought. The after-effects of the drought resulted in another small harvest in 2019, which was only 2% lower than the

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