Sustainability

backsberg-tread-lightly-roseCare for the environment implies care and concern for succeeding generations. Backsberg is fairly unique in that we are the only South African winery, and one of three in the world, that is carbon neutral. We continue to find better and more efficient ways to use our resources so that the land we use now will be healthy for generations to come.

We have committed to the following environmental practices:

  • Carbon Neutral Winescarbon-standard-logo
  • BWI– A Pioneering Partnership between the South African Wine Industry and the Conservation Sector
  • Bottling wine in lightweight bottles
  • Tree planting
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Biochar Experiment
  • 10% of land set aside for the conservation of endangered Fynbos

We recently invited some journalists out to the farm for an environmental talk and the chance to discuss new ideas. Below are some of the articles they’ve subsequently written about us:

 

Urban Sprout

Mother City Living