Caring for the Environment

Our holding company mandates a high regard and respect for conservation and sustainability across the group’s numerous agricultural and horticultural undertakings. Linton Park Wine Estate is no exception.

We are protecting and conserving the Rhenosterveld or Rhino Field on the farm, as the numerous and beautiful rare plant species are unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom. Within our brand hierarchy, we have the Rhino tier from which proceeds are donated to the protection of Rhinos. An annual donation is made towards Rhinos Without Borders with whom we have aligned ourselves as a funding partner.

The eradication of alien trees and in particular the blue gum is being conducted responsibly so as not to cause soil erosion yet ensure the total suppression of any possible regrowth. Given that bees use these trees as forage plants to provide nectar and pollen, as we eradicate we develop bee hives in the mountains so as to offer the bees an alternative resource.

Waste water from the Cellar is filtered through to a reed bed programme to be recycled. The clarified water is pumped back to one of our five dams to be utilised as irrigation water.

Several other projects have been embarked on amongst them planting of olive trees as a tally to lower our carbon footprint. We have reduced the number of spray programmes over the growing season from fourteen to eight as part of our biological approach to farming. An assortment of wild boar, baboons, Duiker and Steen buck and invariably snakes are encountered on the farm. A splendid variety of birds are seen ranging from Alpine Swifts, through Fish Eagles and Kingfishers, Black Head Herons, Harriers and Lanner Falcons.  All attesting to our authenticity that we are farming responsibly.

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