About The EnviroWines ®  Concept

EnviroWines ® is a pioneering concept that has been developed to encourage and give recognition to growers who produce grapes and wine through above average environmentally sustainable practices, showing optimum implementation of these practices in order to protect our environment.

Sustainable production refers to production that can be maintained over the long term without harming the environment. In agriculture, this means that the biological systems critical in system functioning can remain diverse and active. EnviroWines ®’ producers have accepted a holistic approach to wine production, using our natural resources responsibly and thereby ensuring good production over time. By incorporating the Sustainable Vitiviniculture Principles of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits (FIVS), as well as the South African Scheme of Integrated Production of Wine (IPW), producers can evaluate each step in the production system, including their carbon footprint, thereby assuring they are producing wine in harmony with nature.

EnviroWines ® can help producers meet sustainability requirements. Those producers that have differentiated themselves from the norm by obtaining an outstanding evaluation score of 80% or more during their farm and 70% or more during their winery IPW audits may use the EnviroWines ® trademark on their label both locally and internationally.

The goal of EnviroWines ® is to promote all our producers who are realising the importance of sustainable production and to help those that need guidance in becoming an EnviroWines ®  producer. We believe that our producers deserve international recognition for their special efforts towards protecting the environment. The South African Wine Industry is on its way to become the global leader supporting sustainable wine production. Our producers therefore need to be elevated to the forefront of our global market.