MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Opencast mining threatens wine-friendly cool climes of Agulhas
The threat of opencast mining in the Agulhas Wine Triangle has brought into stark focus the importance of this relatively new wine-producing region.
Until a few years ago this might not have been an issue. Agulhas lay well beyond the heartland of Cape viticulture. Cool climate was only a buzzword then: only viticulturists knew that the internationally agreed basis of measurement was “temperature degree days on the Winkler index”...
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