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Wine producers tackle frost proactively

Wine producers tackle frost proactively

Wine grape producers in the Breedekloof, Worcester and Robertson regions were proactive in an attempt to buffer vineyards against frost damage. Weather stations forecasted a severe drop in temperatures close to 0°C for Wednesday evening, 4 October 2017. These very low...
Wine industry adapts to drought

Wine industry adapts to drought

The South African wine industry is looking towards new technology and adaptive practices to buffer the serious effect of the ongoing drought in the Western Cape. “The drought situation and water restrictions require wine grape producers to change the way in which they...
Wynbedryf pas by droogte aan

Wynbedryf pas by droogte aan

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf kyk na nuwe tegnologie en aangepaste praktyke om die ernstige effek van die voortslepende droogte in die Wes-Kaap te buffer. “Die droogtesituasie en waterbeperkings noop wyndruifprodusente om opnuut te kyk na die manier waarop hulle water...
Ensuring a fertile future

Ensuring a fertile future

Proper fertiliser management goes further than providing vines (or any other produce for that matter) with much-needed nutrients such as nitrogen. It also saves producers money, increases productivity and improves grape quality. Modern science aids fertilisation...
Time to mechanise?

Time to mechanise?

Mechanisation is on the increase in South Africa, especially in vineyards. But is it a viable option for everyone?  Making wine can be profitable, but without proper planning it can become a costly endeavour. Several variables must be considered before investing in...
Put people first, business will follow

Put people first, business will follow

Philanthropy is a noble pursuit, but truly investing in people takes time, effort and money. The new-look VinPro Foundation is now even better geared to ensure that people excellence remains at the core of a sustainable South African wine industry. The VinPro...
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