Du Toitskloof Winery: embedded in beautiful landscape
The iconic Du Toitskloof Winery is situated along a beautiful mountain pass close to the town of Rawsonville in the Breedekloof Valley in South Africa. The wines are a well-established and well-recognised brand in South Africa, which have also gained international attention.
Du Toitskloof and Fairtrade
Six wine farmers in the area first established the estate in 1962 and from there it grew into the multi million Rand Company that it is today. The wines were first produced for wholesales but eh focus later changed to the bottled wine market. The Du Toitskloof winery has displayed great innovation in its cellar and in the vineyards by planting noble cultivars that are perfectly suited to the climate of the region. The Du Toitskloos wines are sold under five different brands: Du Toitskloof, Quest, Land’s End, Zonin Prosecco and Tunnel. The most popular of these are the Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc, the Quest Heroes Journey 2016, the Land’s End Syrah, the Zonin Prosecco Superiore DOCG and the Tunnel Fragrant Rose.
In 2005, Du Toitskloof became one of the first Fairtrade accredited wine producers in South Africa
Focus on sustainability
Fairtrade is an internationally recognised organisation that ensures the well-being of rural and previously disadvantaged communities throughout the world, focussing on sustainable social, economic and environmental development. The Fairtrade initiate at Du Toitskloof is built around the winery where farmworkers are considered stakeholders in the wine making process and have the access to training and skills development. To date more than 2500 people have directly benefited from these initiatives which now include a children’s day care centre a mobile clinic, bursaries for schooling and adult literacy projects.