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Schalkenbosch Wines



Posted on 26 January 2016
Adjacent to the Witzenberg Nature Reserve, the 1,000 hectare conservation estate is under stewardship by CapeNature. Schalkenbosch is committed to sustainable farming methods, waterwise management and minimal chemical intervention in the vineyards and in wine production.
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This Tulbagh farm, adjacent to the Witzenberg Nature Reserve, was established in 1792 but only bottled its first wine as Schalkenbosch Wines in 2002.

The 1,000-hectare conservation estate was established as part of the estate’s commitment to the conservation, preservation and rehabilitation of the indigenous flora and fauna as this area contains many endangered species.

It has been placed under the stewardship of CapeNature in perpetuity. Schalkenbosch is committed to sustainable farming methods, waterwise management, minimal chemical intervention in the vineyards and in wine production, as well as the eradication of alien species, prevention of soil erosion and the re-introduction of animals that are endemic to the region.

Area conserved: 1 000 ha

Location: Tulbagh

Membership date: 1 April 2006
Adjacent to the Witzenberg Nature Reserve, the 1,000 hectare conservation estate is under stewardship by CapeNature. Schalkenbosch is committed to sustainable farming methods, waterwise management and minimal chemical intervention in the vineyards and in wine production.
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Natural area
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