GOOD news for environmentally conscious wine-lovers is that South Africa’s Rhino Run Wines are now 100% organic. The change applies across the full, nature-friendly range produced by Van Loveren Vineyards.
“Making the change to organic brings Rhino Run in line with its environmental goals,” says Van Loveren Family Vineyards MD Phillip Retief.
The range was established in 2013 and is inspired by Dr Ian Player, founder of the Player Ntombela Foundation and the conservationist who dedicated his life and career since the 1960s to lead the efforts to save the rhinoceros. Successful conservation efforts brought both Black and White Rhino species back from the brink of extinction, but a dramatic upswing in poaching since 2008 re-ignited their fight for survival.
Rhino Run was conceived to create awareness of this crisis. A portion of every purchase of Rhino Run Wine is donated to conservation and anti-poaching initiatives.
There are five wines in the Rhino Run organic range, which comprises two white wines, a red blend and two single variety reds.
The wines are available through a variety of small and large retailers, as well as restaurants, and are priced from around R80. For more information or to make a direct contribution to conservation initiatives, click here, email [email protected] call 023 615 1505.
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