Napier Vineyards is located in the unique region of Wellington in the Western Cape of South Africa, and is named after Sir George Napier, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope from 1837 to 1843. The region’s rich soil diversity allows for the perfect combination of grape variety versus terroir. Napier Vineyards’ focus is on consistent yield and quality as well as careful interaction with nature.
Nowadays, the term “carbon footprint” is often used as shorthand for the amount of carbon (usually in tonnes) being emitted by an organisation or an activity. Reducing humanity’s carbon footprint is of utmost importance, and we as a company, are committed to help slowing down climate change, hence completing the Confronting Climate Change carbon calculator annually – Napier
Napier is committed to reducing their carbon footprint through sustainable practices.
Napier limits unnecessary driving and only makes use of a generator when absolutely necessary during loadshedding.
Napier uses “water guns” on hosepipes to limit water running from hoses. Weekly monitoring of waste water readings also helps conserve water use in the cellar.
All grape press rests go to Brenn-O-Kem. Grape stems are used as feed for cattle and mulching in the vineyards. Napier recycles most of their inorganic waste.
Soil analyses are done before planting new vineyards and cover crops are planted during the winter months between vineyard rows.
The creek gets cleared from invasive alien plants, and anti-erosion corridors are implemented throughout the farm.
Through this digital recognition platform, we celebrate the Carbon Heroes taking part in the Confronting Climate Change (CCC) Initiative for their considerable effort in calculating and understanding their carbon emissions.
Each Carbon Hero has their own digital QR code that can be displayed on their website and other marketing material, linking directly to their individual profile on the Carbon Heroes website.
The QR code provides a simple and innovative way for customers to learn about each Carbon Hero’s carbon offsetting and other sustainability initiatives, as well as engage with them on social media and other marketing channels.
With the Carbon Heroes QR code we aim to support a global transition towards sustainable development by recognising and celebrating the positive environmental impact of each Carbon Hero. By having a transparent display of their commitment to reducing emissions, Carbon Heroes demonstrate their dedication to a sustainable future, while building trust in their brand.
Carbon Heroes is a recognition platform built on the ethos of transparency and trust. While only emissions datasets graded by Blue North qualify for the platform, we do not independently verify all the information our Heroes choose to post. By signing up to the platform each Carbon Hero acknowledges that they are responsible for the information they share and that, by sharing their sustainability credentials, their information is in the public domain and open to be scrutinised. We welcome such scrutiny. We have a clear set of guidelines for the use of the platform and the qualification for the various digital labels, and reserve the right to revoke the use of the platform where it is found these guidelines are not being followed and/or the information posted is misaligned with the stated ethos. Thank you for helping us maintain the integrity of the Carbon Heroes platform and our efforts to promote greater transparency and sustainability.