The Nedbank Green Wine Awards, launched in 2009, were created to acknowledge the efforts and significant successes that local wine producers and farmers have achieved with their conservation initiatives. The 2014 winners were announced at a lunch on 16th October at Myoga restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel.
La Motte, already well known for their achievements in this space, were announced the winners in the following categories: Best (sustainable) contribution to tourism, Best contribution to community development, Overall Winner of best farming practices.
“Conservation is something that is extremely important to us as a family,” says Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of La Motte. “The legacy that Dr. Rupert left us is one with a strong conservation leaning, and we are extremely proud that our efforts to uphold this are being recognized.”
“Since the inception of these awards, our primary objective has been to recognise and reward those wine producers in our country that put the well-being of the environment, the planet, and its people first,” said Sydney Mbhele, Divisional Executive for Integrated Marketing at Nedbank. “We therefore applaud each and every entry received in this year’s Green Wine Awards. While only one winner could be selected today, we appreciate all of the efforts that have been undertaken by local winemakers and their investment in sustainable business practices so that the green wines of today can be enjoyed by the generations of tomorrow.”