Did you know that 99 hectares of our total 189 at Waterkloof is set aside for wild, indigenous flora and fauna?
As a WWF South Africa #ConservationChampion, Waterkloof is recognised as an environmental leader in the wine industry for our commitment to conservation, responsible production practices, integrated environmental management systems, and spearheading innovations in water, energy efficiency and climate adaptation. The striking WWF Conservation Champion sugarbird and protea sticker on our wine bottles is a proud declaration of this responsibility.
At Waterkloof, our Circle of Life range is the living embodiment of our commitment to farmingin absolute harmony with nature. These two blends encapsulate all of the varying terroir characteristics and grape varietals on our estate. They’re neither driven by cultivar or vineyard parcel, nor constrained by traditional blending styles.
Instead, they’re a true reflection of the totality, philosophy and specificity of Waterkloof – and each vintage tells the evolving story of our living, breathing organic and biodynamic vineyard.
The 2017 vintages have just been released and have already garnered outstanding local and international endorsements from Platter’s South African Wine Guide and British Master of Wine Tim Atkin.
Recently, Cellar Master Nadia Barnard joined fellow Conservation Champion wine estates Delheim and Vondeling for a discussion with Dan Nicholl on Dan Really Likes Wine:
During South Africa’s extended lockdown period, Cellar Master Nadia Langenegger, Farm Manager Christiaan Loots and Manager Jannik Le Roux shared some deeper insights into how we put our commitment into practice.
In this video, they discuss how our sustainable water treatment system efficiently recycles all water from our winery and restaurant, without the use of any chemicals or additives, for non-potable reuse. They also explain the natural predator program we use in the vineyards, and how our fynbos plays a key role in supporting and sustaining its efficacy:
Be sure to look out for the WWF Conservation Champion sticker when purchasing South African wines and know that you’re supporting estates who are steadfastly dedicated to conserving and preserving our natural heritage. Find out more at www.wwf.org.za/our_work/initiatives/conservation_champions/