Fairtrade Africa: A Guide to Ethical Cape Wineries

Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
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Fairtrade Africa is a sustainable development initiative that draws attention to the story behind the products on our shelves, and commits to sustaining the livelihoods of the frontline workers: the people behind the label.

Through professional and social impact, Fairtrade instils a sense of dignity for the hands-on workers of the farming communities who are often overlooked. Fairtrade celebrates the vital roles they play and, in doing so, transforms not only the way people consider business relationships, but also the ability of the consumer to consciously contribute to positive social change.

Born out of ethical and inclusive business practices, Fairtrade producers and products are internationally recognised and certified with a stamp that represents growth. This people-centric initiative paves the way for business owners to bridge the gap between the workplace and the community through socio-economic development.

A number of South African wine farms have joined the global Fairtrade movement, setting the bar for ethical trading and shopping. Here we shine a spotlight on six wine traders who are transforming the way we think about the origins of the wine we buy.

Kleine Zalze

Loved by locals and wine-lovers beyond our borders, Kleine Zalze welcomes guests with a warm South African greeting that pays homage to local flavours while celebrating their award-winning brand of wine.

Mark this spot on your visit to Stellenbosch Winelands, and enjoy a stay at their four-star Cape Dutch style lodging or tee up for a round of golf on the estate’s greens. Whatever your fancy, the winery offers a quality destination to unwind in the countryside topped with their lineup of premium wines.

The wine farm holds a distinct character rooted in its appeal and driven by the people who perfect the art of winemaking. Visitors are spoiled to diverse flavours – fine dining cuisine Kleine Zalze Restaurant topped off with award-wining wine selections from the cellar.

The Fairtrade Africa values: Kleine Zalze’s winemaking philosophy fits seamlessly within the Fairtrade framework. The team partnered with Fairtrade Africa in 2014, bridging the gap between the local community and the workplace.

The Fairtrade Africa-certified wine range produced at the winery provides a percentage of profits for employees, helping people sustain their lifestyle, empowering workers and opening the door for inclusive growth within the industry.

Where: Strand Rd, De Zalze Golf Estate, Stellenbosch

Website: kleinezalze.co.za | Email: quality@kleinezalze.co.za | Tel: 021 880 0717
Facebook: @kleinezalzeofficial | Instagram: @kleinezalze

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