If you were to visit the winelands today, it would not be unusual to find ducks and geese foraging for snails, horse-drawn ploughs working the land, more indigenous than alien plant life, and farms with conservation educational programmes.
To acknowledge how far wine producers have come in terms of conserving the land while making greener, better wines, the Nedbank Green Wine Awards were launched in 2009.
No matter your taste in wine, whether you prefer a crisp Sauvignon or a spicy, full-bodied Shiraz, if you care about the environment, you’ll be interested in these ‘green’ wines and the producers that go the extra mile to farm for the future.
Entries for the 2014 Nedbank Green Wine Competition are now closed. Winners will be announced on 16 October 2014.