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From hand sanitiser to family travel: How the SA wine industry plans to survive

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SA wines lost some international listings due to port and lockdown issues. (Getty Images)
SA wines lost some international listings due to port and lockdown issues. (Getty Images)

The SA wine industry has the exchange rate to thank for the fact that it is not in an even worse position following the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is according to Rico Basson, managing director of VinPro, which represents about 2 500 South African wine producers and wineries. Basson was speaking at a webinar hosted by agricultural publication Landbouweekblad on Wednesday.

That said, Basson does not expect the wine industry to bounce back quickly, as Europe battles a second wave of infections and the global market remains under heavy pressure.

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