Climate - Influence on Cost of Growing Grapes

Installation of water hydrants saves Stellenbosch vineyard from fires

2016, Tokara Winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa, defied flames from forest fires thanks to investment in firefighting capability after the last fire in 2009. Included installing water hydrants every 100 m around the perimeters of Tokara´s vineyards. "The mountain was ablaze, but we were able to fend off the fire. We could have lost 3 - 4 ha like we did in 2009 when we also had smoke damage. This year we had none" Miles Mossop, Tokara´s winemaker

  • Accredited to:
  • Nick Poletto