The South African Wine Industry Trust is finalising its draft document for a black economic empowerment (BEE) charter. The trust, which has been charged with producing a charter for the country's wine industry by the Government, said the document will be ready in a month's time.

The chairman of the trust, Gavin Peters, said a representative from the various stakeholders had been discussing broad based economic empowerment and the scorecard for the wine industry in the past year.

Peters added that they have been focusing on areas like asset ownership, land reform and shareholding.

The charter is expected to be finalised before the end of next year.