Nearly 16 years into the new millennium, there is tangible progress in South Africa’s journey towards a greener lifestyle. Some of the developments include eco-friendly buildings and more sustainably produced food.
Turning to wine, a substantial number of Cape producers continue to lead the way globally, actively conserving part of their land and minimising their agricultural footprint while making enjoyable – and often impressive – wines.
The organic route is part of this choice and forms a category in this competition, while there’s another for those who follow the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) guidelines. The Best Farming Practices category assesses and rewards those who are responding to environmental challenges in meaningful and successful ways.