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SA Wine Industry

Since the first wine was made in South Africa over 360 years ago, the wine industry has developed into a R36-billion industry employing in excess of 300 000 people. The industry’s contribution to GDP has constantly grown at more than 10% since 2003.

More than 120 000 hectares of farmland are planted under an estimated 340 000 000 vines today.