Wine industry suffering: study

File: Detail of a bottle and glass of wine. AFP/Andres LARROVERE

JOHANNESBURG - Nearly half of black-owned wine brands and farms have very little hope of surviving the next year.

That's according to a new survey by wine producer umbrella body Vinpro.

The industry is being battered by a fifth restriction on wine sales in South Africa.

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In the Vinpro survey, 58 percent of respondents indicated that their businesses would have to make drastic changes to overcome the impact of current restrictions.

The industry faced another blow this week when Vinpro's court application against government's 14-day lockdown booze ban was postponed again.

Vinpro's main application is set down for late August.


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