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Buy Wine, Plant a Spekboom and WIN 🌱

This World Earth Day, 22 April, offset the carbon footprint of your online wine purchases by donating R10 towards De Grendel for planting a spekboom shrub on your behalf – and stand a chance to win a case of De Grendel wines valued at R1 500.

Reversing the climate change impact of shopping is easy – for the month of April, De Grendel’s online wine shop will offer the option of adding R10 to all purchases to buy a spekboom and we will match each donation, plant-for-plant.

De Grendel has partnered with the trusted carbon offset platform ReSpek Nature, which enables users to offset their carbon footprint with one click, one spekboom plant at a time.

How to get involved

For the month of April 2022, a pop-up will display when checking out on the De Grendel online shop. Here you can add a spekboom plant (or more than one) to your order for R10 and De Grendel will match your contribution. Every plant donated is one entry into the lucky draw, where one lucky online shopper in April will win a mixed case of De Grendel wines valued at R1 500.

Indigenous to the Karoo, spekboom is known as the “miracle plant” for its remarkable ability to absorb carbon, helping to address the climate change impact of harmful carbon emissions from transport, manufacturing and other human activity, and restoring nature’s balance and biodiversity.

Just one hectare of spekboom captures 8.5 tons of carbon per year, equivalent to the yearly mileage of the average car, making it one of the most effective carbon sequestrators on the planet.

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Not only does spekboom help in the fight against air pollution and climate change, it is easy to grow, water-wise and resilient, and high in basic nutrients.

ReSpek Nature will be planting the donated plants in the Giant Flag, an innovative green project to construct a massive South African flag from thousands of indigenous succulents, in the Camdeboo area near Graaff Reinet. The size of 66 soccer fields and visible from space, the Giant Flag incorporates a solar generation plant and supports job creation, tourism and economic development in the Karoo.

Our partnership with ReSpek Nature for World Earth Day this year is part of De Grendel’s overall commitment to environmental sustainability driven by the Graaff family’s enduring respect for nature over generations.

De Grendel works to conserve the pristine natural Renosterveld vegetation of our estate, a delicate ecosystem home to rare and endangered floral species.

Through sustainable agricultural practices, including water-wise farming and the solar photovoltaic plant that powers a third of our operations, De Grendel is proudly carbon negative – our operations release less carbon into the atmosphere than is absorbed by the natural vegetation on the farm.


April 01, 2022