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Here is a list of Organic wine producers and Biodynamic organic wine producers in Cape Town and The Western Cape
On the slopes of the Schapenberg in the Helderberg region of South Africa, situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cape Floral Kingdom, Waterkloof is committed passionately to conservation and adheres to strict biodiversity guidelines whilst implementing bio-dynamic farming practices. Waterkloof believes to have found a unique vineyard site, capable of producing truly fine wines with a real sense of place. Their aim is to grow grapes, which are as healthy, balanced and characterful will allow and believe that this can only be achieved by cultivating on a farm that is in tune with its natural environment.
Silvermist is the only organically certified estate in the Constantia Valley and is a unique, secluded organic wine estate situated on the uppermost slopes of the Constantia Valley in Cape Town.
The vines are grown without the need for irrigation nor artificial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers used during the farming or wine making process. Invasive alien trees are cleared by hand and the wood is reused in the building, wooden decking as well as featured art in Silvermist Hotel.
Waverley Hills is best known for producing organic wines with a unique style situated between Tulbagh and Ceres, close to Wolseley, South Africa, at the foothills of the breathtaking Witzenberg Mountain Range.
Waverley Hills offers a unique and organic experience where one can learn more about organic farming and the natural fauna and flora that surrounds the Estate. It is the first organic wine producer to achieve the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative Champion status.
Reyneke Wines is a certified organic and biodynamic certified farm and winery located in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch in South Africa. They believe that there are no chemicals, no “technological advancements” that make the process a process, and natural balance is far more important than balance sheets. It’s an approach that’s not just better for the earth, it’s also better for the wine – as respected critics have confirmed.
Longridge is one of the leading estates in organic and biodynamic winemaking in the heart of the Cape Winelands near Stellenbosch, South Africa. Situated at the foot of the Helderberg mountains, Longridge is inspired by the beautiful Cape Winelands region and guided by their vision to produce healthy, premium quality terroir-driven wine.
The unique Elgin Ridge wine estate is situated on mountain slopes in South Africa’s Elgin valley, a small yet significant region within the famous Cape Winelands. A pioneering spirit has always prevailed at Elgin Ridge, the only certified organic wine producer in Elgin and one of just two certified biodynamic wine producers in South Africa. Their philosophy of organic and biodynamic wine, made naturally, begins in the vineyard and ends in the bottle.
Org de Rac was one of the first wine farms in South Africa committed to 100% certified organic wine-farming. Today it is one of only 18 local wine producers certified for the making of wines from organically farmed grapes.
Wine Estates with Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices:
Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine farm, with an uninterrupted 335-year history of producing wine, a provincial heritage site and a living museum tasked with preserving the legacy of the South African wine industry. Groot Constantia is committed heart and soul to sustainability – which has kept this business vibrant for 335 years. Ensuring sustainability is a continuous process, various environmental and social projects are implemented as funding becomes available. Groot Constantia is acknowledged as a WWF Conservation Champion and an environmental leader in the wine industry for their commitment to conservation.
Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, La Motte is committed to the Principles and Practices of Excellence in wine production and environmental sustenance, and shares its philosophy with its visitors to create awareness of environmental conservation.
The rejuvenation of Hazendal in 2017 offered more than the chance to reimagine this historic estate’s wine tourism offering. It also presented the owner and management team an opportunity to put sustainability at the centre of the estate’s farming, cellar and tourism practices.
Hazendal is committed to treading as lightly as possible on their little corner of the planet. As such, the farm has installed solar panels to reduce their carbon footprint and carefully manage the property’s entire water cycle. Hazendal sources water from a borehole and treat effluent and wastewater before feeding it into the lake, which is then used for irrigation.
Waterford Estate is situated in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world-renowned Stellenbosch region. Waterford Estate has implemented several practices to enforce sustainability. The team works diligently to ensure that they preserve the environment during their daily operations on the estate.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is a leading South African ecotourism wine destination. It is located in the UNESCO designated Kogelberg Biosphere. The Estate promotes ecotourism and sustainability as a key attraction for national and international tourism to the region, which features Hermanus as one of the top whale-watching locations in the world.