Wine drinkers may yet feel the impact of the Western Cape drought in their pockets, with prices set for painful hikes.
Vineyards have seen the smallest crop in 13 years. Water restrictions meant less irrigation, which directly impacts yield. Bulk-wine growers have been hit the hardest, but boutique farms have been affected the water shortage too. Yields appear to be down between 10% in some areas, and in others as much as 50%.