As South Africa Lifts Ban on Wine Sales, Many Vintners Fear It’s Too Late

JOHANNESBURG—South Africa’s $one.5 billion wine business is reeling right after a series of pandemic-induced shocks, such as successive bans on the sale of alcoholic beverages totaling some 14 months.

The country’s Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons have develop into home staples globe-extensive, and wineries centered in the rolling farmlands all-around the Western Cape are among the South Africa’s most effective and beneficial industries. As alcoholic beverages profits resumed nationwide this week, several of these firms have emerged battered, and some could not endure.