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Bartinney Wines

High on the Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, Bartinney believes strongly in sustainability and finding the balance between the best farming practices and enhancing the environment.

With 15 hectares of this small farm set aside for conservation, Bartinney completed an invasive alien vegetation clearing project within a couple of years since Rose and Michael Jordaan bought the farm in 2006.

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
Location: Stellenbosch
Membership Date: 26 January 2009
Website: Bartinney Wines

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