Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)W & E Boerdery4 stars

Place, CountryWindmeul, South Africa

Certified Productswine grapes fair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Performance Rating
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values1818
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy2414
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions256160
4Respect of the Environment170102
5Local Development and Community Relations1410
6Trading and Supply chain relations3628
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer1916
9Managing Certification and Performance2520
Total Score Performance Rating390
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsFounded in 1693, Leeuwenkuil Farms, which include Mooigelee farm, Knollefontein farm, Langvlei farm, Leeuwenkuil farm and Karnemelksvlei farm has been home to seven generations of the Dreyer family. Their love of the land and respect for nature serve as the foundation for the over 1300 hectares of vineyard the family are custodians to.

Leeuwenkuil, or “Lion’s Lair”, was given its alluring name as a tribute to the ferocious Cape Lion that roamed the farmlands hunting unsuspecting cattle.

Situated at the gate of the Swartland, Leeuwenkuil crafts an array of wines well-suited to the climate and soil of this region. We work with both old and new world winemaking styles to keep things both traditional and fresh. Currently 27 permanent, 10 tempory and 380 subcontracted workers working these hectares of vines.

Leeuwenkuil is a family business with a strong focus on family values. This means that we consider everyone we work with a part of the Leeuwenkuil family – be they owners, managers or employees.

Owner Willie Dreyer beliefs - we do not inherit the land from our fathers, but borrow it from our children. That is why we have a responsibility towards the education of our children and the development of our people.

With the focus on being a sustainable business we need to work in harmony with the environment and we are committed with the help of our social worker to provide the opportunity to our people to improve their lives and aspire to their highest potential and add value to the development of their community.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage73 %

Date of Certification
Last Update20.09.2021

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