MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Pioneering new premium wine brands
Transformed production environment has married landless winemakers and growers
As recently as the late 1980s — so in the dark days of political isolation and statutory state interference — there were fewer than 300 wineries in the country.
The majority were large, high-volume co-operative cellars processing the grapes of thousands of farmers who had vineyards but no means (other than their membership of the co-op) to transform their fruit into wine...
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