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Industry veteren Gyles Webb speaks about Thelema’s worst fire to date

An excerpt from a newsletter on the website of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, one of South Africa’s top wine farms on the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch: “Fire is an obvious risk in our location and we try to prepare for this by sending our staff on fire-fighting courses, establishing fire breaks and getting water and fire hoses to the areas directly above

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Rustenberg’s flagship wines among the casualties of Stellenbosch fire

A MONTH AFTER the last flames to sweep over the Simonsberg in Stellenbosch had been extinguished, there were still no official reports as to the full extent of the damage and loss suffered on this special stretch of the Cape winelands. Thankfully there were no human casualties, but the fires were devastating, with farms in the path of the inferno left totting up the

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