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About warwick wine estate

Warwick Wines is owned by an American Group.  Warwick is situated on the slopes of Klapmutskop in the Greater Simonsberg region north of Stellenbosch. The vineyards are a mix of Bordeaux varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc mostly planted. A touch of Pinotage and Chardonnay complete the mix.

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Warwick's Sustainability Initiatives

Warwick Wines strives to work the land in a way that maintains a balance between the biodiversity gifted by nature and the vines that produce grapes for the wines. This not only extends to Warwick’s practices of sowing cover crops such as lupins and radishes to naturally uplift soil compaction and promote microbial activity, but Warwick also seeks to use water as sparingly as possible. The farm refrains from using harmful insecticides and employs natural predators instead. In short, Warwick Wines seeks to achieve long-term harmony, rather than short-term gains. Warick strives to use practices that keep their carbon footprint in mind.

Solar Energy Future Plans

Warwick does not have solar power at the moment, but solar has been built into their long-term plan.

Fuel Wise

We are using quad bikes in the vineyard where possible.

Water Wise

Warwick’s roads are graded to collect as much surface water as possible. All wastewater is treated and re-introduced into their dam for re-use.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

All Warwick Wines’ carton, plastic and glass is recycled and organic waste is used for composting.

Promoting Soil Health

Warwick uses cover crops to combat soil compaction as well as to promote microbial activity. Warwick uses mulching on their new vineyards to retain as much water as possible.

Promoting Biodiversity

Warwick has an alien clearing program and employs natural predators to replace harmful insecticides.

Reports, Certificates and/or Case Studies

Carbon footprint report

Carbon footprint certificate

Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Warwick Wine Estate - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Warwick Wine Estate - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Warwick Wine Estate - Carbon Footprint - Blue North
Sustainability - Carbon Heroes - Warwick Wine Estate - Carbon Footprint - Blue North

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