Vergenoegd Runner Ducks Travel the World via Social Media | Vergenoegd Wine Estate Stellenbosch
Vergenoegd Runner Ducks Travel the World via Social Media

United Kingdom online publication, The Telegraph News, recently covered a story about our ducks, reaching over 21 million views on Insider! CLICK HERE to read more…

By video news producer Charlotte Krol / Caters TV.
Video and photos by David Badenhorst / Vergenoegd Wine Estate.


4 thoughts on “Vergenoegd Runner Ducks Travel the World via Social Media

    1. Hi Alison

      We have flock herdsmen that guide our ducks to and from the vineyards on a daily basis! So, a little guidance and a little routine ensures that our ducks know exactly where to go!

      Kind Regards


  1. So many ducks in the grapewines must produce huge amounts of droppings. Bird manure is high in nutriment, but especially Nitrogen.
    My first thought was that it could be damaging to the wines.
    How has it modified soil analysis and grapewines growth? How do you manage the manure left behind daily?
    Thanks, this is fascinating!

    1. Hi Nathalie

      Thank you for showing interest and connecting with Vergenoegd!

      Duck manure is indeed very high in nitrogen but due to the fact that our ducks are constantly on the move between vineyard blocks, there is never a build-up of droppings on one specific spot, thus the small amount of droppings over a large area serves as a limited but rich source of natural fertilizer – too little to cause any damage to the soil or vines.

      Please let us know if you would like any further info and feedback!

      Kind Regards


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