The mediterranean-type climate of the wine producing areas in the Western Cape region of South Africa, is an ideal environment for the growth of world quality grapes and production of award winning wines.
An ideal wine producing climate requires warm days, cool nights and a low humidity. Grapes are very sensitive to frost and require relatively large volumes of water to ensure maximum production. They also like gravel and stony soils, or being planted against slopes where the soil drains well. Winters should be mild and because grapevines are prone to mildew and fungus, good air circulation is important. A windy area helps provide good air circulation around the leaves and prevents mildews. Lower humidity also prevents the growth of diseases and fungi.
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