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The Environment

This management is factored into the long-term strategy as well as daily running of the estate. Examples of environmental care
include the protection of precious natural flora known as ‘fynbos’ on the adjoining Wemmershoek mountains and adherence to
biologic principles in the production of grapes, flowers and ethereal oils.

La Motte was one of the first wine estates to be awarded the coveted ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification.

The estate also complies with IPW, is a member of the Green Mountain Eco Route in the Groenlandberg area, and has received WWW Conservation Champion. La Motte, as well as its Nabot farm in the Walker Bay coastal area, are committed to biologic farming principles.

Certification and Initiatives

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 they have been awarded.

About Our Awards

Biodiversity & Wine
Initiative (BWI)

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.