La Motte is committed to the principles and practices of excellence in wine production and environmental sustainability, as evidenced by a number of coveted accreditations and certifications, such as WWF Conservation Champion status for its commitment to conservation, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification for its commitment to the principles of environmental care in wine-making, HACCP Certification regarding Food Safety & Quality Assurance Services, IPW membership for complying with prescribed production practices, accreditation by WIETA for Ethical Trading in the wine industry, the Woolworths Eco-Efficiency Award in recognition of its commitment towards environmental sustainability, as well as certification in respect of the Woolworths Farming for the Future initiative, which addresses sustainable practices on Woolworths-supplier farms and at wineries.
La Motte was awarded BWI Champion status in April 2007 for being one of a select few wine farms committing more than 10% of farming operations to conservation. In January 2008, La Motte was registered a voluntary Cape Nature Conservation site.
ISO 14001 Certification
La Motte was one of the first wine estates to be awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification – Certified February 2003, for its commitment to the principles of environmental care in wine-making.
In April 2010, La Motte received full HACCP certification for complying with strict international food safety procedures.
Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) Membership
Both La Motte farm and La Motte cellar obtained IPW membership in 2005 for complying with production practices on farms and/or cellars, as evaluated and audited by the IPW scheme.
Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) Accreditation
Since March 2006, La Motte has been an accredited WIETA member, sharing this Association’s mission to improve the working conditions of employees in agriculture.
In 2008 La Motte received the Woolworths Eco-Efficiency Award in recognition of its commitment towards achieving greater environmental sustainability.
Farming For the Future Certification
La Motte was one of the first Woolworths-supplier wine farms to be audited and certified in respect of an initiative addressing sustainable practices on Woolworths-supplier farms and at wineries.
La Motte has been certified with EnviroWines recognising growers showing optimum implementation of above-average environmentally sustainable practices in order to protect our environment. Such growers differentiate themselves from the norm by obtaining an outstanding evaluation score of 75% or more during their farm and winery audits by the South African Scheme of Integrated Production of Wine (IPW).