Conservation of Cape Floral Kingdom's biodiversity at Conservation Champion Gabriëlskloof

In early May, Jeanine, Judy and Leila joined Jacques of the WWF Conservation Champions programme on his trip to Gabriëlskloof Wines in Bot River, Overberg. The vision at Gabriëlskloof is to produce fine wines that reflect the complexity, richness and diversity of their unique terroir. They strive to do this in the most environmentally friendly way possible, showing respect for their region’s biodiversity at all times.

As one of the WWF Conservation Champion wine farms, Gabriëlskloof Wines has 50 hectares set aside for conservation, mostly consisting of Overberg Sandstone Fynbos and some critically endangered Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld. They have rehabilitated the fynbos in the area below the winemaker’s house by collecting fynbos seeds over a period of time and then scattering them across the slope.