SOUTH AFRICA: Rain brings relief to the Cape's dryland wine farmers

By Arnold Kirkby | 19 January 2001

Widespread rain in South Africa's Cape on New Year's Eve and the second weekend of January brought welcome relief to the region's dryland vineyards, the latest interim harvest report stated today. Although warmer conditions have been experienced in the first half of this month, December was marked by cooler than normal weather with considerable wind off the surrounding oceans, the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems stated.

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Widespread rain in South Africa's Cape on New Year's Eve and the second weekend of January brought welcome relief to the region's dryland vineyards, the latest interim harvest report stated today. Although warmer conditions have been experienced in the first half of this month, December was marked by cooler than normal weather with considerable wind off the surrounding oceans, the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems stated.

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