Earthbound Wines

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Place Category: Routes and 2016 Green Red Wine Award Winners Route

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    2016 Judges Overall Winner & 2016 Judges Best Red: Earthbound Cabernet Sauvignon Organic 2015

    Earthbound Wines currently has no visitor facilities, but you can taste their wines within shouting distance of where the vines are planted at the Darling Wine Shop.

    You could be forgiven for seeing red when thinking about Earthbound. That’s because its red wines have driven its reputation for quality – and the vines are grown in (red) Tukulu soils! It’s only been known as Earthbound since it rebranded in 2013, to maximise the awareness of its not insignificant eco-credentials.

    Located on the 975 ha farm Papkuilsfontein, 373 of which are under vine – and 175 ha certified organic, this is one of South Africa’s most significant empowerment joint ventures, begun in 1998 between large wine corporate Distell, a group of black taverners from Gauteng and the local farmworkers.

    Earthbound is an accredited Fairtrade producer with farm workers benefitting substantially in the form of home ownership, community recreational facilities, skills development and tuition fee assistance for educational purposes.

    Wine tasting: Darling Wine Shop Mon-Fri 09h00 to 17h00, Sat 09h00 to 16h00, Sun 11h00 to 14h00

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