As South Africa Lifts Ban on Wine Sales, Many Vintners Fear It’s Too Late

Gordon B. Johnson

JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s $one.5 billion wine sector is reeling following a sequence of pandemic-induced shocks, which include successive bans on the sale of alcohol totaling some 14 months. The country’s Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons have grow to be residence staples environment-large, and wineries centered in the rolling farmlands all around the […]

JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s $one.5 billion wine sector is reeling following a sequence of pandemic-induced shocks, which include successive bans on the sale of alcohol totaling some 14 months.

The country’s Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons have grow to be residence staples environment-large, and wineries centered in the rolling farmlands all around the Western Cape are among the South Africa’s most profitable and valuable industries. As alcohol gross sales resumed nationwide this week, several of these firms have emerged battered, and some may well not endure.

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