What exactly offers protection against both rain damage and on burning leaves? No, you are not hallucinating. These are all characteristics of the brand-new plastic-coated hail nets from Knittex.

These kinds of nets are used to grow Willem Kruger’s grapes safely on his farm just outside Marble Hall. The grape rows are separated from one another by openings in the hail protection net, which forms a trough through which hail and rainwater can pass. The bunches remain safe and dry in this way.