South Africa May Produce Third-Biggest Wine-Grape Crop in 2013 (by Tshepiso Mokhema)

Posted: December 22, 2012 by wynmaker in Farms, South Africa, Vinification, Wine, Winemaking, World wine news
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South African Wine Harvest.

South African Wine Harvest.

 

South Africa will probably produce the third-biggest wine-grape crop on record in 2013 as favorable weather and better planting practices boost yields, an industry association said.

The harvest is expected to be 1.38 million metric tons in the 2013 season compared to an estimate of 1.39 million tons this year and production of 1.4 million tons in 2011, the Paarl- based South African Wine Industry Information & Systems said in an e-mailed statement today. The country produced its largest crop in 2008, with output of 1.43 million tons, according to data on Sawis’s website.

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