South Africa's old-vine marvels


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Thanks to the inimitable viticulturist Rosa Kruger pictured below, South Africa has its own register of old vineyards, of which it has an enviable collection. The Chenin Blanc vines near Paarl shown here in winter were planted in 1960. And now it has its very own Old Vine Project, an initiative designed to preserve the Cape's rich heritage of old vines. According to marketing manager Andre Morgental (ex communications chief at the generic wine body in Cape Town), South Africa has more than...