The Cape is a Mecca for anyone who has a taste for environmentally sustainable and ethically produced wine and boasts some of the world’s leading organic and biodynamic producers like Reyneke. The Cape is a world pioneer in IPW – Integrated Production of Wine – a compulsory standard aimed at reducing reliance on herbi- and pesticides and keeping wine production as natural as possible.
This has been supplemented by the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) which has received recognition for the South African wine industry as leaders of global wine in demonstrating the balance between nature and farming by driving conservation-minded farming practices.
There is more land for conservation than planted to vine. Meanwhile South Africa is the largest producer of Fairtrade wine globally, with 24 producer organisations, and accounts for around two- thirds of Fairtrade wine sales.
This tour focuses on environmentally friendly activities, conservation and sustainable farming practices. This tour is for those who have preference for the au naturel, the twitches, the flora & fauna fanatics, organic enthusiast, or those want to experience something different, energising and inspiring.
The Cape boasts a growing number of organic and biodynamic wineries who has shown that quality and alternative farming practices are not mutually exclusive and can improve quality and complexity.
Full day: 1 – 2 pax R3500; 3 pax R4000; 4 – 6 pax R5500; 7 -8 pax R6500
Half day: 1 – 2 pax R2000; 3 pax R3000; 4 – 6 pax R4000; 7 -8 pax R5000 (half day tours only available for a Stellenbosch pick up & tour, or Constantia tour with a Cape Town pick up, otherwise full day rates apply).
Excluded: Meals, wine and food pairings.