Goats do Roam is a fun Fairview concept that offers wines of superb quality at value-for-money prices.
The ‘legend’ goes that some errant members of Fairview’s long-established goatherd once escaped from their paddock into the Fairview vineyards after Charles Back’s young son Jason accidentally left the gate open. The little group happily roamed among the vineyards, showing rare discernment by selecting some of the ripest berries from the vines – berries that were then used in the making of Goats Do Roam wine.
The Goats Do Roam White and Red are highly drinkable blends of southern French varieties, while The Goatfather is an intriguing mix of Sangiovese from Darling, Barbera and Nebbiolo from Paarl, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch.
Goats Do Roam is a Fairtrade-accredited range.
Miguel Torres Chile's commitment has been to produce wines of quality while preserving the natural environment and the well being of the community. To this end-at the close of 2010-the winery obtained Fair Trade certification of its Santa Digna line of wines, the most well known internationally
With this certification Miguel Torres Chile guarantees to have paid fair price for raw materials (which allows for the development of the farmer), to have provided dignified labor conditions for its collaborators and taken measures to preserve the environment during the production process of the wine. An initiative that responds to the constant innovation that the Winery has demonstrated since its beginnings in Chile and the Social Responsibility that is implemented to improve the wellbeing of its workers and the community.
Since 2002 Origin Wine has grown from a three man show to a business with more than 260 employees that sell in excess of 80 million litres of wine a year. Today we export wines around the globe to the UK, Russia, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, USA, Denmark and Germany to name a few.
As part of the Fairhills project our brand supports the biggest Fairtrade project in the world and currently help support over 2 000 people in South Africa, Chile and Argentina. We are also fully HACCP, BRC, DLG and IFS compliant. At Origin no challenge is too big. We can bottle from 187ml all the way through to 3 litre and BIB’s from 1 litre to 5 litre. We offer our customers every option available from glass, PET, BIB or Tetra Pak to Fairtrade, Organic, Low Sulphur, Low Alcohol and Low calorie.
We provide a ‘one-stop’ service which manages the supply chain from wine making to supply. From treatment and blending to wine analysis and label design– you can rest assured that the product you are presented with, will not only complement the contents, but be ready to go on shelf!
Origin Wine maintains the highest level of quality and standards which have been internationally recognised, year after year through both International Food Standards (IFS) and British Retail Consortium (BRC). Origin Wine also boasts IPW, Organic Accreditation and DLG approval as well as a Fairtrade accreditation and applies all the principles and procedures set out by the HACCP.
The Citrusdal Wines cellar is located 170 km from Cape Town, in the heart of the town of the same name, so given due to its status as the Western Cape’s leading producer of citrus fruits. In 2007, the winery was restructured under the guidance of Charles Back, renowned through his Fairview, Goats do Roam and Spice Route brands.
The company is now a collaborative partnership including Charles Back, Mike Paul (a leading UK wine marketer), and a number of Fairtrade farmers, the incorporation of which has seen a large number of farm workers from the community becoming partners in the business, as the funds generated through the Fairtrade levies go directly into the community.Fairtrade is a system of product certification and regulation that aims to ensure that workers throughout the chain of production receive fair treatment with respect to wages, working conditions and participation.
Fairtrade operates through a range of stringent controls and requirements, resulting in certification for the producer. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms for farmers and workers in the developing world.
The ‘Six Hats’ range of Fairtrade wines was launched in 2009. The ‘six hats’ are worn by both the farmer and the community, with the various roles signified on the label by six elegantly illustrated hats, representing the principles of:
PARTNERSHIP, CHANGE, POTENTIAL, EQUITY,
DIGNITY and SUSTAINABILITY
Trident Dedicated to Fair Trade. Since 2006, Trivento has worked with the cooperative Viña de la Solidaridad (Viñasol). The goal of the group of small producers and employers is to continue to develop fair trade practices.
“Our collaboration with the project involves weekly monitoring and providing a consulting service to producers in the cooperative for vineyard management and procedural guidelines, says engineer Daniel Orofino, TRIVENTO Grape and Wine Purchasing Director.
This year, Trivento bought 85,700 kg of Malbec grapes and 15,000 kg of Chardonnay grapes from these producers. With these grapes, Trivento makes the Free Trade wines marketed under the TRIVENTO and Otra Vida brands. These wines are exported to Canada and Belgium.
“This is a way of ensuring dignified wages and fair working conditions for producers who contribute to the wines we make”, notes Mónica Caamaño, Trivento Director of Marketing.
Today, many products feature the FAIRTRADE certification seal, among them the wines of Trivento.
In 1997, after identifying the specific needs of the local community, particularly of the workers of the Sonop wine farm, Jacques Germanier established the Mountain View Community Property Association (CPA).
Sonop gave 10 ha of fertile land to the CPA to enable the workers to grow their own vineyard and their own food at their own benefit. Moreover, Jacques Germanier has been providing them with continuous training, technical assistance and adequate machinery.
Each member of the community permanently employed on the premises belongs to a provident fund as well as to a medical fund, and has access to adult education.
Since the end of 2003, the Sonop Wine Farm and the CPA way of working have met the international Fairtrade standards. A share of every Fairtrade bottle sold is given back to the workers.
Organic, natural and Fairtrade wine as a consistency: Respect of Nature and consideration for the people complement naturally when it comes to growing grapes, to making wine and to selling it.