Wine Spectator: Bears, Boars and Baboons, Oh My!

A Chacma Baboon mother foraging with her baby in Southern Africa
A Chacma Baboon mother foraging with her baby in Southern Africa

We all know about the bugs, fungi and other small pests that can wreak havoc on grapevines, but winemakers in many regions face bigger problems. They range in stature from pocket-size rodents to predators weighing well over 500 pounds. Regardless of size or intent, they all pose a real threat to vineyards (and a winery’s bottom line), and as habitats shrink and local climates shift, some of these visitors are becoming a more frequent problem. Read the full article here.

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