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Alternative cultivars

Alternative cultivars

At the moment there is a fair amount of interest in other cultivars apart from the usual international cultivars that are currently being planted in South Africa. Page 1 of 2 Some producers have already realised that the adventurous wine lover is looking for other...
Influence of Mycorrhiza on Vines

Influence of Mycorrhiza on Vines

In the South African vineyard industry the new approach to production practices is more environment friendly. Biological production practices are increasingly replacing chemical production practices so as to comply with guidelines for integrated production. This new...

Mapping Vineyard Soils

Establishment of a vineyard is an expensive, long term investment. Establishment cost, for trellised vineyards, can amount to as much as R40 000 per hectare. It is well-known that soil, in addition to climate and viticultural practices, is one of the most important...

Optimum Ripeness in Wine Grapes

The road travelled by a bottle of wine before it ends up on a consumer’s table is complex and consists of a series of wide-ranging processes in the vineyard as well as the cellar. In the production of a bottle of wine, the roles played by the vineyard and by the...