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About Skilpadvlei Wine Farm

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of tortoises that was found in the vlei in the 1800’s. The beautiful piece of land was dubbed Skilpadvlei and has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917. Willem Daniel Joubert is the fourth generation currently managing the farm. Facilities at Skilpadvlei include a farm style restaurant, beautiful wedding and conference venue, and country style accommodation with views of the farm landscape and 31.47ha of vineyards.

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Skilpadvlei a Carbon Hero

Skilpadvlei Wine Farm is committed to reducing our carbon footprint through sustainable practices – Skilpadvlei

Skilpadvlei’s Sustainability Initiatives

Skilpadvlei has initiated their own reusing and recycling programme, the farm strives to minimise vehicle usage on the farm in order to reduce the consumption of petrol and diesel. Additionally, Skilpadvlei has begun planting new trees at their guesthouses and restaurant. The establishment also implements a comprehensive food waste management system. Furthermore, the farm is presently transitioning towards the utilisation of organic fertilisers and other eco-friendly alternatives. All the used office paper is repurposed as scrap paper and recycled.

Renewable Energy

Skilpadvlei is moving towards solar energy and has started replacing geysers with solar alternatives.

Efficient Fuel Use

The farm limits unnecessary driving by either walking to the vineyards or using only one vehicle.

Organic Fertiliser

Skilpadvlei has started using organic fertiliser.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Silpadvlei has a recycling service. Colour coded bins keep all items separate.

Improving Soil Health

Cover crops and mulching improve soil health.

Promoting Biodiversity

Organic farming practices promote biodiversity on the farm.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Carbon footprint report

Carbon footprint certificate

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