Here at the Robertson Wine Valley we believe that investing in our people is as important to building our brand, as it is to make good wine and offer good experiences. The Robertson Wine Valley is involved in the following projects:
the story of a simple bag - and how it has changed lives!
This blend of wine is made free by sympathetic cellars and sold in aid of the children at Die Herberg orphanage.
Farm Workers of the Year
The Langeberg Municipality hosted our Annual Farm Worker of the Year competition on Thursday, 30 August 2012. The keynote address was delivered by Gerrit van Rensburg, MEC of Agriculture in the Western Cape.
Congratulations to the Regional Winner, Chrisjan Williams from De Goree Farming. For all the catergories and winners see www.langeberg.gov.za.
The category winners of various regions within the Western Cape will compete for the final Provincial evaluation which will take place on 10 October 2012. The award ceremony will take place on 09 November 2012, at a gala-event. These two events will be organised by the Department of Agriculture, Western Cape.
The Anna Foundation is working at various farms in our area. The mission of the organisation is to assist disadvantaged schools and communities by providing academic, social and environmental support and equipping children with skills for life long learning. We recognise each child as unique and special and aim to support the holistic development of the child.
The Rural Development Association, a unique partnership between the farm workers, formal agricultural sector, wine cellars and local government, has expanded their work to various new areas to include the following projects:
- Adult literacy
- Establishing and upgrading crèches
- Setting up mobile libraries
- Vegetable Gardens project
- Information sessions (workers’ rights, ID campaign)
- HIV programme
- Alcohol and Drug programme
- School Transportation
- Skills development
- Basic health care
GRAHAM & RHONA BECK SKILLS CENTRE:
The Robertson Wine Valley is proud to be a founding member of the GRB Skills Centre that opened its doors in 2008. The Centre facilitates scarce and critical skills needs for various sectors and aspires to be the leading regional multi-sectoral training facility in the Cape Winelands region which will make a measurable impact in developing the human resources base to its full potential, thereby elevating the region to the most developed in the country. The Conference facility can also hosts meetings, seminars and conferences in its Auditorium and various training rooms.
The Robertson Wine Valley lends support to entrepreneurs from our previously excluded community, enabling them to participate in events such as the Wacky Wine Weekend and the Robertson Wine on the River.