Green Living, sustainability

Conscious Quaffing


Winemakers with vision extending far beyond their farm gates gathered in Cape Town last year for the Nedbank Green Wine Awards - a platform honouring wine producers' conservation and sustainability efforts. Is your favourite wine a crisp Sauvignon Blanc? Or, do you prefer a spicy, full-bodied Shiraz? Whatever your taste, if you care about our environment you'll love these 'green' wines - along with their producers - and that, in the words of, they 'go the extra mile to farm for the future.' The entries for the 2015 Nedbank Green Wine Awards are now open, marking it's seventh year since launching in 2009. According to the website, this is the only competition in South Africa 'that acknowledges and honours wine producers farming for the future and wines that are made in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner.' The entry categories are:

  • Wine Tasting (Wines from Organically Grown Grapes and Integrated Production of Wine Award)
  • Leadership in Conservation Award (Leadership in Energy Conservation, Leadership in Water Conservation, Leadership in Eco Tourism and Leadership in Community Development)
  • The 2015 Best Farming Practice Award (nominated award)
Find more details about each category and how to enter here. Entries close at midnight on the 22 July - good luck! For more information, visit This article originally featured in the January/February 2015 issue of House and Leisure.    READ MORE: Will your open wine last? Four lovely wine labels Win two cases of wine!     For game-changing home makeovers, insider industry contacts and fresh decor updates, get your copy of the July 2015 Renovations issue, on sale now!