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Why no Wine of Origin Gauteng?

Is grape-growing part of a Western Cape conspiracy? The Capies have a mountain, a couple of oceans and they vote for different political parties, but why must all of our wine come from there?
The Western Cape has a different climate with very little rain in summer. Grape vines have shallow resistance to diseases that are encouraged by high humidity. As the grapes get into the last lap of the ripening process, the skins soften and rainfall can launch an avalanche of rot.
What’s needed is clear blue skies and lots of sunshine. That’s the Cape in summer.

3 Comments Why no Wine of Origin Gauteng?

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