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Iconic wine estate on biological farming and sustainable community upliftment

  • 350 new jobs
  • R30mn in annual wages directly benefiting local communities
  • 950 grass fed cattle, 4000 pasture raised chickens and 300 000 new fruit trees
  • Anew pre-school for surrounding communities
  • Support for multiple entrepreneurial ventures

When Rob and Sam Lundie – and a group of investors – purchased the iconic 2000 ha Boschendal Estate in 2012 their dream was to build a leading agricultural farm based on a sustainable eco-system of biological farmingfarm-to-table practices and deep investment into the surrounding communities.

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Tough times, but SA wine industry is tougher

The South African wine industry is going through some tough times, but sustainable growth is on the cards. What’s needed is a clear game plan, a stronger domestic market focus, ingenious marketing and a collective drive towards higher price points.

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Mitigating fire and other risks in the South African wine industry

The recent spate of fires in the winelands of the Western Cape has again brought the issue of the wine producer’s risk to the fore, with a number of wine farms being adversely affected. Shehnaz Somers, head of commercial underwriting at Santam said the company is still assessing the damage and loss as a result of fires spreading to well-known vineyards and guest farms in the winelands and surrounding areas over the past month.

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Fine South African wine goes green with Schneider Electric solar solutions

Three wine estates have recently blended vintage with innovation by taking advantage of the South African climate to enhance their power requirements. De Grendel dairy and wine farm in the Durbanville Wine Valley along with Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards and La Motte, both based in Franschoek Valley, all turned to renewable energy specialist, Emergent Energy, to provide them with a green solution to answer their escalating cost of electricity concerns.

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Tsogo Sun at the Nederburg Wine Auction 2016

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For the third year running, Tsogo Sun has walked away with top honours as the biggest single buyer in South Africa’s two leading wine auctions – the 42nd Nederburg Wine Auction and the 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction – representing a total spend of R3,696 800

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