Red Cabernet grapes are loaded onto a trailer about 25km (5.6 miles) north of Cape Town. Chinese importers are trying to convince their buyers that South African wine is a tasty alternative to Australian wine. Photo: AFP
Red Cabernet grapes are loaded onto a trailer about 25km (5.6 miles) north of Cape Town. Chinese importers are trying to convince their buyers that South African wine is a tasty alternative to Australian wine. Photo: AFP

China’s tariffs on Australian wine have South African exporters raising a glass to burgeoning market presence

  • Ongoing trade dispute has seen an exodus of Australian wine from China, and a handful of importers ‘have gone completely to South Africa’
  • The shift has also required ‘a big leap of faith’ for buyers to convince their customers to try wine from an unfamiliar destination

Topic |   Wine and Spirits
Red Cabernet grapes are loaded onto a trailer about 25km (5.6 miles) north of Cape Town. Chinese importers are trying to convince their buyers that South African wine is a tasty alternative to Australian wine. Photo: AFP
Red Cabernet grapes are loaded onto a trailer about 25km (5.6 miles) north of Cape Town. Chinese importers are trying to convince their buyers that South African wine is a tasty alternative to Australian wine. Photo: AFP
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