Namaqua first mainstream wine brand to go Fairtrade

23 Jun 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

South African wine giant Namaqua has converted two of its lines, supplied to the Cooperative in the UK, to Fairtrade – which should boost Fairtrade wine sales in the UK by 10% over the next year.


If your business is selling Fairtrade wines or doing something special this Fairtrade Fortnight, we want to know. We also want to know how Fairtrade wines are performing, and about the projects you’re supporting.

Email Gemma McKenna, or tweet us @HarpersWine with your updates and we’ll feature them in the dedicated Fairtrade area of our website.

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In 2005 Origin Wines in conjunction with the farming communities of Du Toitskloof and the Du Toitskloof winery, formed the Fairhills project, which ensured that the 22 farms contributing to the winery were Fairtrade accredited, making it one of the largest Fairtrade projects globally.

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Kleine Zalze

Kleine Zalze to launch wine range to celebrate its new Fairtrade status

14 Mar 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Kleine Zalze, the South African producer, has been accredited with Fairtrade status for its wine production.

Bernard Fontannaz

Q&A with Origin Wine founder Bernard Fontannaz, who talks quality control and looking outside South Africa Subscription

13 Mar 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Bernard Fontannaz, founder of Origin Wine on quality control, expanding its portfolio to include Old World wines and Fairtrade.

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Bernard Fontannaz slams wine critics who claim Fairtrade wines should "overdeliver"

12 Mar 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Fairtrade wine pioneer Bernard Fontannaz has called for a level playing field for Fairtrade wines, after criticism that the wines should “overdeliver” on quality.

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