Wild bush fires are sweeping across areas of South Africa near the Constantia Valley winemaking region, destroying vineyards and raising fears of dreaded smoke taint in grapes.
A contractor for a top Californian winery has been ordered to pay grape harvesters more than $163,000 after he failed to pay wages during last year’s harvest.
The 2015 harvest has caught many South African winemakers off guard – and on the beach – with the grapes ripening around two weeks earlier than usual.
Some 5,000 grape growers have taken to the streets in Mendoza to protest against the government’s lack of action over a bailout for the country’s troubled wine industry.
A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.
As this year’s harvest in Champagne draws to a close, producers are heralding the quality of the Chardonnay grapes.
An Indian summer and burst of September sunshine in Bordeaux may have rescued the fortunes of the 2014 vintage.
France is on track to take back the title of world’s biggest global wine producer from Italy.
The 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck northern California in the early hours of Sunday morning is expected to lead to losses of US$4 billion.
Early grape harvests have begun in both San Luis Obispo in California and Washington due to a prolonged spell of warm, dry weather.
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