Cellar Master Jasper Raats from Longridge Wine Estate tells us why organic farming is so important for our health and the environment.
Longridge Wine Estate has been living their organic philosophy for a while now, and for them it’s only brought good things. They use natural methods to cultivate their wine, and instead of pesticides they use geese to get rid of unnecessary pests. It also includes methods to reduce waste and work with nature instead of against it.
According to Raats, South African grape and wine farmers are too 'conservative' in their methods and need to make changes to ensure healthy soil for future generations, especially in the current drought.
Their organic mantra follows them straight into their kitchen as well, where the menu is seasonal and is entirely dependent on what’s currently growing in their organic vegetable garden.