Planet Bee Chenin Blanc
Friends of the Honey Bee
Did you know that bees pollinate over two thirds of the world’s crops?
We are reliant on them for much of the food we eat. But the use of insecticides compounded with the loss of wildflower habitats and the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder has created a serious decline of the bee population.
Planet Bee wine aims to both increase awareness and fund-raise – 50p per bottle is donated to the Friends of the Honey Bee. The back label highlights the importance of this and the problem facing bees and so far has raised over £15000 for the British Bee Keepers Association.
Encapsulates the fruit and fragrant blossom aromas loved by bees. It has a welcoming bouquet and is dry and lightly fruited with a crisp finish.
About the Producer
Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breedkloof area of Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet, creating such a scenic surrounding that the farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”.
The Lategan Family’s roots in the South African winelands began in 1735 when Johann Hermann Lategan settled in the Wamakers Valley near the current estate. In 1843 Willem Hendrik Lategan moved to Bergsig, founding the winery. Seven generations later the proud tradition continues.
Bergsig has been in the family for more than 170 years. The Bergsig ethos is, “future generations are the inheritors of this estate and therefore sustainable farming methods are priority.” The motto that “wine that doesn’t cost the earth” resounds within the family. Being an Estate, all the wines are “grown, made and bottled” on the property.
The company combines modern equipment with a natural approach to wine making. The aim is to capture the unique terroir of the estate in wines that are complex though elegant.