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About Piekenierskloof Wines

In 1962, Carel van Zyl planted some of the first vineyards in the Piekenierskloof. Today the fourth generation of van Zyl’s celebrate their heritage with unique wines made from meticulously farmed and lovingly managed vines, some more than 60 years old. Fondly dubbed the ‘Grenache HQ’ amongst wine lovers, the Piekenierskloof not only boasts with one of the largest Grenache plantings in the Cape, but it‘s extensive collection of old, unirrigated bush vine vineyards have stood the test of time and continuously deliver exceptional wines.

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Piekenierskloof Wines' Sustainability Initiatives

Piekenierskloof Wines tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All organic waste goes either to Bren-O-Kem or is used for farm compost. Plastic canisters are recycled and the farm makes use of an electrical forklift.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Carbon footprint report

Carbon footprint certificate

Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Piekenierskloof Wines - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Piekenierskloof Wines - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Piekenierskloof Wines - Carbon Footprint - Blue North

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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.

Find out more about the Carbon Heroes and CCC

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.