We believe that doing good business means doing good in the communities in which we operate, supporting our people who help us produce quality wines, at every level.
In partnership with non-governmental organization Breadline Africa and the not-for-profit MAL Foundation, we have proudly launched the “Really Good Library” at Nkqubela Primary School in Robertson. Our goal is to nurture a love for learning and provide access to knowledge for the young minds of our community.
We’ve also achieved certification from the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), a globally-recognized ethical auditing body registered with the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP). This certification reflects our commitment to an ethical code of conduct and ensures rigorous monitoring of our supply chain. Additionally, we are certified to the BRCGS Global Standard for consumer products, demonstrating our dedication to producing safe, authentic, and high-quality consumer products.
As part of our dedication to the growth of our community, we’ve established an internship program at our lab. This program offers valuable opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to young people, empowering them with the skills they need to succeed in the modern world.
At Robertson winery we are sponsoring unemployed learnerships, for disabled and previously disadvantaged learners. We embarked on this project in 2018, where we started with 5 learners. We have grown this project, to accommodate an average of 11 learners per year, since 2021. These learners are absorbed within a formal employment environment, which are most suited to their special needs. The learnerships that are currently presented are Plant Production (NQF4), Business Admin (NQF4), and New Venture Creation (NQF4).
We believe in taking care of those in need. We proudly support our local Hospice, ensuring that compassionate care is accessible to all in our region. We’re deeply involved in the community’s sporting clubs, encouraging active and healthy lifestyles.
We also understand the importance of economic empowerment. That’s why we provide financial support for social and enterprise development, with a specific focus on empowering black-owned businesses in key industries.
We are dedicated to upholding ethical standards and human rights, equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging. The well-being of our staff and their families is of utmost importance. Our on-site clinic within Robertson Winery offers essential healthcare services, promoting the health and vitality of our community.