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.
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
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.