Darling Cellars in the Western Cape lost around 50 000 litres of red wine after a tank collapsed and knocked over several other containers.
Dramatic footage posted on social media shows a huge quantity of wine flowing on the wine farm.
A statement released by Darling Cellars said the incident happened on Tuesday 4 May 2021.
“A wine tank holding 50 000 litres of wine collapsed when (we suspect) the stand keeping it upright caved in. In the process, it fell onto more tanks leading to a loss of some wine of the new vintage.”
“While the loss of wine is a financial reality, we are glad that no one was injured. In this incident, it could have been so much worse,” the statement said.
Adding that the incident posed no immediate risk to the wine supply.
— Darling Cellars (@DarlingCellars) May 5, 2021
Several tanks allegedly exploded a Darling winery pic.twitter.com/SK08PjpQIf
— BYROooooooooooooooooN🗣️🙄😅 (@lukas_byron) May 5, 2021
Heartbreaking scenes from Darling Cellars today, with the rupture of a wine tank. pic.twitter.com/rvtYCygytr
— Nick Plummer (@nickynicey) May 5, 2021