Environmental Sustainability at Simonsig

As a family business, we acknowledge that it is important to be sustainable not only for future generations of our family but also for future generations on the planet.

Over the years, Simonsig has implemented several initiatives that underpin our commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Learn more about the ways we ensure our business remains competitive in an ever-changing environment:

Simonsig complies with the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) standards that ensures environmentally responsible wine production.

In the vineyards

In line with our philosophy on farming for future generations, we implement a number of measures to minimise our use of harmful chemicals. Predator bugs form part of our natural pest control, while our vineyard team makes use of mechanical weed control.

To contribute to overall soil health, while remaining conscious of our water usage, we produce our own compost using by-products offarming and winemaking processes as well as chicken and cattle manure from neighbouring farms.

Solar energy

Since 2019 we have used solar panels, which produce renewable energy and reduce grid-dependency. This provides approximately 30% of our electricity needs. We are committed to increasing this by installing more solar panels in the future.


We are aware of water being a valuable and scarce natural resource. To ensure we use it wisely, we have installed a water catchment system to collect water throughout the farm, that pumps it it into our dams that supply water for our vineyards and garden irrigation.


From the cellar to our tourism facilities, as well as the offices and households on the farm, we encourage a culture of recycling and work with multiple stakeholders to make this happen.


We actively contribute to the Bottelary Hills Conservancy, a local organisation that promotes conservation and sustainability. The Conservancy is 1 500 Ha of indigenous plants which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. These pockets of land support biodiversity by enabling small wildlife and insects to pass through. This contributes to the overall health of our local ecosystems.