Vineyards feel the heat from rising temperature

Business Report: Climate change was having an unmistakable effect on grape harvests, an executive of wine and spirits conglomerate Distell said yesterday, and the group was conducting a search for new areas for vineyards. Erhard Wolf, Distell`s chief grape and wine buyer, said it had already pioneered the development of new vineyards in Elgin, near Gansbaai, and in Ceres to meet the changing conditions, extending the Cape wine-producing area. Meanwhile, this year`s crop for Distell was 8 percent less than last......

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