It’s still early days. But the first report on the South African harvest 2022 has arrived. The winter was as should be, with snow in the mountains and rain filling the dams. These were filled to 81% when the growing season began in September.
A cool and somewhat rainy spring led to late budding, 1-2 weeks later than usual. The cool weather continued, but in November, it got warmer, and the vegetation gained momentum. At the flowering time, the year seemed to be quite normal after all.
That said, it’s still early days, but the quality looks promising.
The quantity will probably be slightly lower than in 2021 but higher than the average over the past five years, which have been marked by drought. The decrease is believed to be mainly due to vineyards being pulled up. This is a Copy Text
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