They then initiated and developed an indigenous nursery to restore the steep and barren slopes. Having planted over 7,000 indigenous fynbos plants, Bartinney is carbon neutral and continues to radically reduce their carbon footprint through the use of solar energy.
They have used only endemic plants to create a wetland to help purify the water used in their winemaking process and grow endemic fynbos cover crops between the vineyards. They have also photo documented Cape leopard, honey badger and caracal on their farm.
Area conserved: 15 ha
Membership Date: 26 January 2009