Adjusting to the New Normal: with Anthony Hamilton Russell

South African wine producers have been particularly badly hit by Covid and by actions taken by their government. Although one of many alcohol bans has recently been lifted, restrictions on hospitality are still in place and slowing the pace of recovery. As part of our ongoing series on winemakers emerging from the pandemic, Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hemel-en-Aarde pioneers Hamilton Russell Vineyards, explains how he has been running his operation, and how the ‘new normal’ will see him re-focus his wine portfolio, and benefit from improvements made during the past 18 months in distribution, communication the cellar and vineyards.