WWF Conservation Champion
Diemersdal Wine Estate has become the latest WWF Conservation Champion. This is a select group of 42 South African wine farms who have met the programme’s stringent requirements, thereby proving themselves to be leaders of nature conservation and sustainable wine production.
Diemersdal signed a 10 year biodiversity agreement with Cape Nature to establish a 16.8 hectare conservation area. This conservation area spans the Dorsberg, the most northern hill range within the Tygerberg cluster, within the city’s bioregional plan, the Biodiversity Network.
All vineyards are unirrigated. Dryland farming is key to Durbanville wine quality resulting in more established, firmer root structure, better fruit character, more varietal expression.
Integrated production of wine complies with international wine industry environmental sustainability criteria.
A globally recognised GFSI food safety manufacturing programme.
Multi-stakeholder, non-profit, voluntary organisation which actively promotes ethical trade in the wine industry value chain through training, technical assessment and audits to assess members’ compliance with its code of good practice.
The Cape Vintner Classification (CVC) is an independent body committed to the accreditation, governance, representation and promotion of distinctive regional site specific Cape wines.