The Old Vine Project (OVP) membership consists of three levels:

grower

Wine Grower

R1,500.00
( Annually )

The conditions are:

  • Vineyards must be 35 years and older and registered with SAWIS
  • Paid up member of the OVP
  • The members of the OVP subscribe to adhere to sustainable viticultural and winemaking practices according to OVP guidelines

Benefits of being a member:

  •  To be part of international and local research projects
  • Exposure on OVP social media platforms and website
  • Access to viticultural advice
  • Access to specialised vineyard worker training (viticultural practices) with regards to old vines
  • Having your old blocks certified by OVP
donor

Make a Donation

The wines associated with the Old Vine Project (OVP) are of a very exclusive nature, often very limited in quantity and from very special vineyard sites. The stories about these sites, the growers and the winemakers are fascinating, mystical and have historical value. These are no ordinary wines, with a perceived value beyond the price due to their limited availability and unique flavour profiles. It is clear that those who enjoy these unique wines and associated experiences wish to be part of the story and aspire to be included on a level where they feel a meaningful contribution is made to the cause. It’s not about a discount or a ‘buy one, get one for free’ offer. It’s actually about contributing more in order to enjoy the satisfaction of giving back.

The OVP endeavours to conserve these old blocks as part of our South African winemaking heritage. Through this endeavour, the primary growers are also kept in business. This is indeed not only about the vineyards and agriculture, but about the people involved at a vineyard level and their sustainability too.

As a donor, you can be part of this groundbreaking and unique project in the South African wine industry. While there are several informal initiatives in other international winegrowing regions, the South African OVP is a world first, and as a donor you can be part of this.

The OVP endeavours to conserve the old blocks as part of our South African winemaking heritage and through this the primary growers are also kept in business.  This is indeed not only about the vineyards and agriculture, but about the people involved on vineyard level and their sustainability.

As a donor, you can be part of this ground-breaking and unique project in the South African wine industry.  While there are several informal initiatives in other international wine growing regions, the South African OVP  is a world first. And as a donor you can be part of this.