If you’re drinking Thunderchild wine, you are helping a child with 100% of the profits and proceeds from the sale of a bottle of Thunderchild donated to the Robertson Children’s Home in the form of an educational trust.

Many children come from all over the country and their lives are not always sunny, but they have a home at the Herberg Children’s Home in Robertson. The government subsidises more or less 48% of the monthly expenses of every child in the children’s home. The rest of the expenses must be fundraised by the home on a monthly basis.

Thunderchild Wine is the result of the The Thunderchild Project and has resulted in a delicious red wine being made from vines planted in the Home’s garden in 2003. The wine is made by top winemakers in the area (Abrie Bruwer from Springfield being one), so you can enjoy some delicious Cabernet/Cab Franc and know you are making a difference in these children’s lives.

Want to cycle?

You may not have done the Cape Town Cycle Tour, but you can enjoy some Nederburg wines and support their great cycling project.

Did you know that riding a bicycle increases a person’s carrying capacity by a factor of five? And for every 16 km travelled, a bicycle saves three hours of valuable time and the rider can travel four times the distance compared to someone that’s walking!

Nederburg has pledged to sponsor a minimum of 345 bicycles (over the next year) for the Paarl East Social Development Initiative, as part of their partnership and support of the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s bicycle project. #BicyclesChangeLives

 Love books?

The mobile library in the Breedekloof brings valuable reading material and books to the children in the region. This is one of the very uplifting projects which Du Toitskloof’s Fairhills project supports. Visit http://ow.ly/4p5X30b2JIO for more information.

BEE makes sense

Compagniesdrift is a successful black empowerment business, initiated by the Myburgh Family Trust of the famed Meerlust Winery. Established in 2010, they offer wine storage, bottling, labelling and they have now added wines to their portfolio, made by Chris Williams of Meerlust.

Ilse Ruthford manages the facility and there are so many great stories about the difference this project is making in the women and children’s lives on the farm on the R310.

The storage facility is an impressive organisation, providing storage for 2 million bottles of wine for many neighbouring wine farms. They include Ken Forrester and Vriesenhof, whose staff also benefit from the project. They now also grow their own veggies for the community.

You too can make a difference by buying some of their Compagniesdrift Chardonnay/Pinot Noir blend.

There is plenty more going on in the winelands. Keep up to date by following #wineforgood Spotlight Page, or visit www.wineforgood.co.za.

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