Pinotage and Peace Parks – and Wine, Wheels and Wildlife
Conservation benefits from sales of Eikendal estate’s recently launched 2015 pinotage, a South African red that offers as much pleasure to keen palates as it will help swell the funds of the Peace Parks Foundation.
This follows on Eikendal’s sponsorship of other conservation organizations like Cheetah Outreach and the Bushveld Foundation.
Peace Parks has been doing sterling work in the fields of transfrontier conservation, development of human resources and support of sustainable economic development.
Pinotage, our only all-South African cultivar seems the right grape to be involved in helping fund biodiversity and regional peace projects across southern African borders. It’s also a very enjoyable wine, with moderate alcohol levels of 13% that presents a modern, subtle approach in its treatment of our national black grape, offering elegance and freshness from a 20-year-old dryland vineyard. Selling from the cellar door at R105, 5% of sales from this source will be channelled to the Foundation.
Staying with wines and wildlife conservation, Painted Wolf owner/winemaker Jeremy Borg has led mountain biking weekends to raise funds for wild dogs and community projects in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The next Pedal 4 Paws excursion will see up to 40 riders enjoy a Rare Carnivore ride in Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KZN. Somkhanda is a community reserve , a wild and beautiful stretch of thick bush and rolling hills, belonging to the Gumbi community. It takes place from September 16 -18
Both conservation and community projects will be supported.The Endangered Wildlife Trust will benefit from a donation as well. For more info, see www.paintedwolfwines.com