The Land

Sustainability & farming regeneratively: protecting and future-proofing our legacy

As a WWF Conservation Champion, we know what it takes to promote biodiversity and sustainability and to use water wisely.

You’ll notice it in our indigenous gardens and the vlei, teeming with a variety of local plant and bird life. For added interest we’ve introduced sculptures by the renowned Dylan Lewis that highlight the dynamic relationship between humans and nature.

We farm regeneratively to build soil health and life, to make us more climate resilient and eco-sustainable. This is how we can maximise the advantages of our location and make even better wines.

We have just over 50ha planted to vineyards, but we don’t just grow wines. We also have insectary plants growing between the vines (to moderate soil and vine temperatures, retain soil moisture, capture carbon and bind nitrogen). And we farm with award-winning Indian Runner ducks and Dexter cattle that are smaller than other cattle. They devour pests that might otherwise attack the vines. They also eat weeds, while their waste enriches the life in the soils.

We are less than 5km from False Bay. The maritime breezes keep temperatures on average around 3ᵒC lower than elsewhere in the Stellenbosch area, allowing for slow ripening of the grapes with concentrated flavours. We also lie on an ancient seabed, which is how we come to have such lime-rich soils, an unusual attribute for the area. To make the most of these advantages, and after extensive soil analyses, we have been replanting our vineyards since 2017. We now have just over 50ha under vine.

Healthy soils give us healthy vines. By focusing so much of our efforts on growing beautifully balanced, healthy grapes, we can take a low-intervention approach in the cellars. To see how everything comes together, just taste our Wines. They’re restrained, precise and balanced with just a touch of salinity.

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made with nature in mind

Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate has invented and uses its own sustainability iconography which can be found on all our products.

made with nature in mind

We have always loved our ducks here at Vergenoegd, but we have decided to take it a step further and show people that we actually love ALL birds! Our ducks are a big part of why Vergenoegd Löw proudly carries a WWF biodiversity certification seal as well as being awarded Conservation Champion status.


drip irrigation

As part of our commitment to sustainability and to safe valuable amounts of water in our vineyards we make use of so called drip irrigation. This is a type of irrigation system that saves water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants with the goal to place water directly into the root zone and therefore minimize evaporation.

  • Water Bird Habitat
  • Water Bird Habitat
  • Water Bird Habitat
  • Water Bird Habitat