As part of our Carbon Footprint reduction initiative, we have planted a copse of indigenous Acacia thorn trees on a fallow section of ground adjoining the mountain. The young trees are growing well and in time will provide a good habitat for the area’s indigenous birds.
Irrigation is done in response to moisture levels in the ground. The moisture levels are regularly measured by a neutron probe and the vineyard’s irrigation requirements are determined according to these readings. This is useful as it prevents unnecessary water usage as well as detrimental overwatering of vineyards.
The farm also proactive at undertakes regular clearing of alien vegetation that grows on the farm. As these plants are very resilient and have few natural enemies this needs to be done regularly in order to prevent them from invading the natural fynbos.