Environment

Vergelegen extends over 3000 hectares, ranging from the banks of the Lourens River to the rock faces of the Hottentots Holland Mountains.  As part of the overall preservation of the Estate, an area of 2240 hectares has been identified for environmental conservation and a multifaceted project launched to preserve and conserve the full range of plant, wildlife, insect and bird species.  Vergelegen was proud to become South Africa's first Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI) Champion in 2005, where it was instrumental in helping develop this now internationally recognised South African Wine Initiative.