La Motte was awarded as the wine estate with the Best (Sustainable) Contribution to Tourism as well as runner-up in the category for Best Farming Practices at the annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards ceremony held at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town on Thursday, 17 October.
This award follows on La Motte’s recognition for its sustainable practices as winner in the category for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices in the Great Wine Capitals of the World’s Best of Wine Tourism Competition as well as a host of other accolades and certifications.
The Nedbank Green Awards focus on an environmental philosophy that aims to transform a successful wine industry into one where man and nature thrive. Since 2009 these awards have saluted those producers making headway in sustainable farming and environmental preservation, while simultaneously elevating quality to produce better and greener wines.
It is through the Green Trust that conservation projects such as the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) continue to make a mark towards transforming the sector.
The full results and a competition overview is available in South Africa’s Green Wine Guide 2013, bagged free with the November issue of Getaway, which is on sale from 21 October. Results are also available at www.greenwineawards.com.