Celebrating 50 WWF Conservation Champions

The WWF Conservation Champion event that was held at Vondeling Wines on 29 September 2021.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) celebrated a golden 50th milestone in September, with 50 Cape Winelands farms now recognised as WWF Conservation Champions: leaders in the international wine sector and custodians of two major global biodiversity hotspots.

95% of South African wine is grown in the Cape Winelands, which overlaps two major global biodiversity hotspots – the Cape Floral Kingdom and the Succulent Karoo. Both are unique habitats for many rare and endangered species which, if left unprotected, may be lost forever.