Wednesday, 24 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Johnlin's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Johnlin's story.
Pebbles Project

Sunday, 21 April, 2024

News from Pebbles Project - April 2024 | #wineforgood

Pebbles Project celebrates their 20th birthday this year. This April, they share a glimpse into the life-changing work achieved this year so far.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 17 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Jamie-Lee's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Jamie-Lee's story.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 9 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Divinia's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Divinia's story.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 2 April, 2024

Pebbles Project launches Soap For Hope program to change lives in local communities | #wineforgood

Pebbles Project has joined forces with Diversey and Dow to launch the Soap For Hope project in South Africa to empower unemployed young adults.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 1 April, 2024

#WINEFORGOOD: Spreading good news from around the South African Winelands this April

At wine.co.za, April is #wineforgood month. Stay tuned as we share daily good news stories about those making a difference in the South African Winelands.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Monday, 13 November, 2023

Pebbles Enable a Child Campaign: Give back and win a 45-bottle wine collection

Enable a child. Uplift a community. Stand a chance to win an award-winning wine collection by giving back with the Pebbles Project.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 24 October, 2023

News from Pebbles Project - October 2023

As we start the final quarter of what has been a busy 2023, Pebbles Project reflects on the efforts made by their dedicated staff.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 5 June, 2023

The Pebbles Project – a life-changing journey

For a UK-based teacher, what was supposed to be a holiday to South Africa resulted in the founding of an organisation that changes lives.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 18 May, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Pebbles supports Perchwin, an aspiring artist

Pebbles Project is in the business of making dreams come true. Today we tell aspiring artist Perchwin's story.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 17 May, 2023

Pebbles Project launches a skills development centre in Hemel-en-Aarde

Pebbles Project has launched a skills development centre at their Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project to expand opportunities for young adults.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 27 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Nydene's childhood dreams come true

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Nydene's story.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 21 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Lezaan walks a journey of growth with Pebbles

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project changing lives. Today we tell Lezaan's story.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 13 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Jesmin shares her passions with the community

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Jesmin's story.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 11 April, 2023

Let’s enjoy #wineforgood: Five wineries and organisations that are transforming the South African wine industry

Here are five feel-good stories of wineries and organisations that are transforming the South African wine industry.
Wines of South Africa, Letishia Charles

Friday, 7 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Shaping confident, future-ready young women

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Robin's story.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 3 April, 2023

#WINEFORGOOD: Sharing the good news stories from the South African wine industry

Our #wineforgood month is here and it's time to share good news stories about the South African wine industry. Find out what this initiative is all about.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Wednesday, 11 January, 2023

Two Oceans Half Marathon 2023: Would you like to run for change?

Pebbles Project has charity entries available for the sold-out Two Oceans Half Marathon taking place on 16 April 2023.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 12 December, 2022

A big THANK YOU from Bosman Family Vineyards

With all the discounts, deals and special days around at this time of year, Bosman Family Vineyards thought it a better idea to step back and be grateful instead.
Bosman Family Vineyards

Friday, 9 December, 2022

Cape Winelands teen dreams of becoming a qualified social worker | #wineforgood

Support Les-Leeco Koopman's dream of becoming a social worker by helping fund the social work course he hopes to do in 2023.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 8 December, 2022

News from Pebbles Project - December 2022

As the year draws to a close, join Pebbles Project in reflecting on their successful, crazy busy year.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 4 November, 2022

How South Africa is strengthening social justice through wine

A list of winelands organizations that are strengthening social justice in South Africa.
Somm TV, Kathleen Willcox

Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

News from Pebbles Project - September 2022

A look into what's new at local children's charity Pebbles Project this September.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022

Cycle for change in support of Pebbles Project at Wines2Whales 2022

Cycle for change in support of the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project at this year's FNB Wines2Whales MTB race.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 16 June, 2022

What's new at Pebbles Project

Thanks to support from our local and international supporters, we at Pebbles Project are able to continue changing the lives of children in the Winelands.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 27 April, 2022

Africa's first Strauss & Co fine wine NFT auction with SA's leading producers achieves R3.47 million in sales

Strauss & Co envisage a future where collectors can hold an entire portfolio of wines from across the world in their crypto wallets.
Strauss & Co

Thursday, 21 April, 2022

The Pebbles Project drives change | #wineforgood

Pebbles Project aims to uplift individual lives and reach the greater community, operating on wine farms in the Western Cape.
Tshepang Molisana

Tuesday, 19 April, 2022

Pebbles Project good news stories: Dreams coming true for Annaline

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Annaline's story.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 7 April, 2022

Pebbles Project good news stories: Mariana follows her dream

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project changing lives. First up, we feature the story of Mariana following her dream.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 4 April, 2022

Decades of determination: Reflecting on Sophia Isaacs' 30 years at Bellevue Wine Estate

Sophia Isaacs has been at Bellevue for 30 years. Part of the estate's heartbeat, Sophia's climbed the ladder from farmworker to tasting room assistant.
wine.co.za, Trudie Webb

Friday, 1 April, 2022

It is time for more good news stories for #wineforgood

It has been 6 years since the launch of our wineforgood.co.za website and since then we've shared 400 good news stories from the Cape Winelands. We invite you to join us this April as we celebrate Freedom Month.
wine.co.za, Judy Brower

Thursday, 17 March, 2022

News from Pebbles Project - March 2022

At the beginning of this year, Pebbles Project has employed 9 new staff members. Among them are teachers and an IT coordinator.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 15 December, 2021

Pebbles Project celebrates 17 years of changing lives

We count down some of the milestones that children's charity Pebbles Project made along the way.

Tuesday, 2 November, 2021

Pebbles Project launches new online store

Pebbles project has yet again made it easier to change lives for the better with an online store.

Thursday, 30 September, 2021

See why Pebbles is ALWAYS making a difference

South Africans are a resilient bunch, and the team at Pebbles Project are no different.
wine.co.za, Judy Brower

Tuesday, 24 August, 2021

What people say about wine.co.za - Maryna Calow, Nikki Munro, Sophia Warner & Nora Thiel

We are delighted to celebrate our 25th birthday this year and humbled by the very many wonderful messages of congratulation we have received.

Thursday, 5 August, 2021

Sophia Warner: Founder of Pebbles Project

The Pebbles Project is a well-known and admired NPO in the Cape Winelands and beyond. Possibly less widely known is Sophia Warner, the founder.
Wines of South Africa, Angela Lloyd

Monday, 2 August, 2021

25 Years of memories at wine.co.za

Founded by Kevin Kidson and Judy Brower, wine.co.za is turning 25 on the 28th August. Join us for a walk down memory lane.
Judy Brower | wine.co.za

Friday, 11 June, 2021

The Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project hosts farmer’s open day

On 8 June the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project hosted a Farmer’s Open Day at their facility to strengthen community involvement.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 28 May, 2021

Mobile health service for remote rooibos tea farm workers launched

We are so excited and proud to announce the launch of our new partnership with Twinings, an international tea company based in the UK. The partnership forms part of ‘Sourced with Care’, Twinings’ responsible sourcing programme, which aims to improve the lives of communities from which they source and this is Twinings’ first project in South Africa.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 15 January, 2021

The South African wine industry is an engine of transformation, don't switch it off

Alert Level 3 in South Africa has been indefinitely extended, which continues to prohibit the domestic sale of any alcoholic drink for on- and off-consumption. This means our wine region is effectively shuttered, with wide-ranging consequences not only for producers but also for the tourism and hospitality industries as a whole.
Wines of South Africa, Malu Lambert

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020

Over 1 million meals served by the Pebbles Kitchen in winelands

The Pebbles Kitchen, a division of the Pebbles Project, which works to improve the lives of children in the Western Cape farming communities, reached a milestone this week of one million meals served in eight months of lockdown by their emergency feeding scheme.
Pebbles Kitchen

Thursday, 1 October, 2020

Pebbles does it virtually

The challenges of 2020 and Covid will not keep Pebbles down...
Pebbles Project

Monday, 18 May, 2020

Boschendal partners with Pebbles Project to feed local Dwarsrivier community

Boschendal Wine Estate has partnered with a local non-profit organisation to help feed vulnerable communities within the Dwarsrivier Valley. The partnership between Boschendal and Pebbles Project commenced on 6 April, and involves Boschendal donating fresh produce to the Pebbles Kitchen, said Wilmien Wicomb, in-house counsel and community organiser at Boschendal.
Matie Media, Tyler Setzer

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

#WINEFORGOOD: Pebbles Project and local partners continue to change lives in Hemel-en-Aarde

In 2015, Carolyn Martin approached the Pebbles Project to develop an education facility for farming communities in Hemel-en-Aarde.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 9 April, 2020

How can you help the Pebbles Kitchen feeding scheme?

The Pebbles Projecr team is feeding families struggling during these trying times and they need your help.
wine.co.za, Judy Brower

Thursday, 2 April, 2020

#WINEFORGOOD: Pebbles completes the circle

When The Pebbles Project opened its doors 15 years ago, Jamie-Lee Plaatjies was in primary school. She attended the Pebbles After School Club based on the farm where she lives.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 6 February, 2020

A #wineforgood April: Raising the image of the South African wine industry

In the month of April, we share positive stories about the SA wine industry every day as part of our #wineforgood campaign.
wine.co.za, Trudie Webb

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Pebbles Project cheers to a year of celebration and social innovation

Celebrating 15 years for any organisation in the non-profit sector in South Africa is no easy feat as recent Department of Social Development statistics put the number of NPOs in the country at 201,644 (Feb 2019).
Charmaine Gola

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

15 is the new...crystal!

On the back of a very successful masquerade ball held in October last year, we knew we had to come up with an event that's even more amazing this year.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 11 July, 2019

Jordan Winter Charity Drive – only 400 cases left!

We have been overwhelmed with the generous support we have received from the community this year, for our Winter Charity Drive. So much so, that we are running out of wine to give away!
Jordan Wine Estate

Friday, 3 May, 2019

What good is #wineforgood? A wrap of good news stories for April 2019

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' - a well-known quote by Nelson Mandela is exactly right and education is of course a big focus of the #wineforgood campaign in the South African Winelands
Judy Brower

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Pebbles Project changing lives

Sophia Warner dropped a pebble into the South African Winelands in 2004, and the ripples are reaching right across the Western Cape.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

Something's cooking in the Pebbles Project kitchen - #wineforgood

The new Pebbles kitchen has the capacity to cook up to 5000 meals per day!
Pebbles Project

Saturday, 2 March, 2019

Why is April #wineforgood month?

This year we celebrate 25 years of democracy in South Africa and wine.co.za would like to recognise the significant changes and all the good work that is being done in the Cape winelands
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Friday, 15 February, 2019

Out and About with wine.co.za: Wine Harvest Commemorative I Survivor Syrah Launch I Graham Beck Harvest I Pebbles After School Club Awards

The year has been off to a good start and kept the team out and about with wine launches and celebrations and jumping in to be part of the harvest. Follow our time in the winelands through our photos...

Friday, 9 November, 2018

Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project: #wineforgood

It was in 2015 that Creation owner Carolyn Martin was challenged by Michael Lutzeyer from Grootbos Nature Reserve to start a community development initiative that would have a similar impact on the local community as the Grootbos Foundation has on the Gansbaai community.
Creation Wines

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

Partnerships for Change

Celebrating our longest standing corporate donor- JF Hillebrand (SA)
Pebbles Project

Friday, 2 November, 2018

Sponsor a child's health in the Winelands

Access to quality health care services remains a major issue in South Africa, especially for rural children living in farming communities of the Western Cape.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 5 September, 2018

#changinglives, one pebble at a time

Attending AGMs is usually not on anyone's bucket list, but the annual gathering to get feedback on The Pebbles Project is really one of the highlights of the year for me.
wine.co.za, Judy Brower

Friday, 3 August, 2018

Pebbles Project Sponsor a School Pack campaign 2019

For many parents the cost of sending their children to school is an enormous financial burden and some children do not attend school because they do not have either the stationery or uniform that they require. Each year we aim to provide a school pack for every child starting primary school, every child entering high school and as an incentive for all final year learners.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 16 July, 2018

Lubanzi Wines

Two young Americans fell in love with South Africa and its wine and decided to make it their business to uplift those in need.
Wines of South Africa, Julia Moore

Friday, 8 June, 2018

Vote for Pebbles in the #Vote4Charity competition

Please take a minute to vote for Pebbles in the #Vote4Charity competition if you haven’t already.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 21 May, 2018


Pebbles Project celebrates 10 years on Villiera wine farm property
Charmaine Gola

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

Pebbles Project Two Oceans Marathon 2018 Charity Entries

Pebbles Project has been selected as a one of the beneficiaries for the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) 2018.
Charmaine Gola

Thursday, 7 September, 2017

Sophia Warner - Pebbles Founder & Director #PebblesWomen #WomensMonth

A Q & A with Sophia Warner - founder and director of Pebbles.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

KWV helps Boost Education in Farming Communities

In celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day, which calls for transformation in the world and making an impact for at least 67 Minutes, KWV hosted students from the Pebbles Project at their Emporium in Paarl, Western Cape.
KWV Wines

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

These boots are made for walking!

In partnership with Neptun Boots, Pebbles Project has ensured that this year’s winter has a warm solution in place for our Winelands communities especially for those rainy and muddy days.
Charmaine Gola

Friday, 3 February, 2017

PEBBLES. CHANGING LIVES in the Hemel-en-Aarde

Friday, 20 January 2017 saw the official launch of the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project. Pebbles was established in 2004 and focuses on the children and families of the Winelands communities in the Western Cape.
Creation Wines

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

Pebbles Project and MAD Leadership Foundation partner to give back to the children of the Winelands

The main emphasis of the Pebbles Project is education. We work with children and families in the Winelands farming communities in the Western Cape. We focus on the entire life of the child and the challenging circumstances in which they live in order to make a significant and lasting difference.
Rachel Ward

Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Lanzerac supports the Pebbles Project

The festive season represents a time where we all should be looking externally into our communities to see how we can bring a little Christmas magic to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Lanzerac Wines

Friday, 24 June, 2016

Pebbles gets a GOLD

The Pebbles Project After-School Club programme walked away with a gold award in the Department of Social Development Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards 2016.
Sophia Warner

Monday, 3 August, 2015

#BeOnBree with The Pebbles Project.

You're invited to Be On Bree
Lucy Warner

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015

Pebbles gets their IMPI on

The Pebbles team proved their true colours on Sunday 12th April at the IMPI Dash at Lievland farm in Stellenbosch.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 17 February, 2015

First participant in the Pebbles School Leavers programme to be attending University

We are extremely proud of Bradley who has enrolled at Stellenbosch University to study a BA Language and Culture.

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Pebbles Project Reaches A Major Milestone

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pebbles Project who have established themselves firmly within the wine industry as an organisation which aims to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds with special educational needs.

Friday, 5 September, 2014

Happy 10th birthday to the Pebbles Project

It is no small feat to have grown Pebbles over the last 10 years to a successful and reputable non-profit organisation.
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014

These boots are made for walking. And climbing over 5000 metres….

Tim's Climbing Mount Ararat.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 22 May, 2014

Shiraz SA supports the Pebbles Project

After the judges had completed their evaluation of the 191 wines entered in the 2014 Shiraz SA Wine Challenge the management committee of Shiraz SA was faced with a problem. What to do with the remaining unopened bottles that were left over?
Shiraz SA