The Vergelegen Promise

We will treat our land with respect, we will care for our people and community, we will tirelessly preserve this special place for future generations. Together we will play our part in driving meaningful change in how we do business, those with whom we do business and everyone we engage with.


Here at Vergelegen, we are a proud supporter of Fairtrade. Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. Furthermore, Fairtrade supports and challenges businesses and governments while connecting farmers and workers with the people who buy their products. By buying Fairtrade wines, consumers can make a real difference to someone’s life.

Climate Change

Our efforts in combatting climate change go far beyond the ordinary. We are actively reducing our carbon emissions, searching for renewable ways to enhance our power supply, reducing our energy consumption wherever possible, and reusing, repurposing and recycling everything we can. We know that farming in a sustainable way and preserving all that we have for future generations is the only way forward.

Land Conservation

Vergelegen is committed to conserving the land for future generations. We have pledged that over 2000 hectares of our farm will remain free from agricultural activity. Always. In 2019 the property was declared a Western Cape provincial heritage site. We are also proud WWF Conservation Champions.

Our People

We treat people with care and respect. We are committed to our people and communities and their development, and we value their diverse and unique contributions. We are focused on maintaining a work environment where our employees can develop and thrive and work with our communities to create mutually beneficial relationships.

Social Responsibilities

We have a responsibility to act in the best interest of our environment and society as a whole and lessening the negative impacts on them.


Goals 2030

  • Decrease our use of chemicals in our farming practices and gardens by a further 15%.
  • 100% of our winery will be powered by solar power.
  • Create sustainable business opportunities to employ 20% more people.
  • 65% of our 3200ha farm will remain free from agricultural activity.
  • Build a working environment ethos that upskills, uplifts, and supports community development.
  • Build a company culture that is respectful, open, and fair.
  • Complete the planting of 10 000 trees in the Vergelegen Arboretum.
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