Over the past 5 years, 15 flagship South African wine estates have achieved the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) Champion status. We are proud to be the first organic wine producer to achieve the BWI Champion status. Over 16ha of land, including critically endangered veld types such as Breede Shale Renosterveld, Breede Alluvium Fynbos and Breede Shale Fynbos, has been set aside for conservation at Waverley Hills. The indigenous Flora and Fauna are protected, and all alien vegetation is removed from the estate. Natural predators are introduced in the vineyards to combat unfriendly insects and pests. We also have a family of white ducks which make sure that the snails are kept to a minimum.
BWI Project Coordinator, Inge Kotze says: “Waverley Hills truly demonstrates the philosophy of farming in harmony with nature, with no conventional pesticides and chemical fertilisers being used, and fantastic complimentary conservation and environmental awareness activities underway on the farm.”