At the centre of the logo is a gnarled old bush vine (or goblet vine). The Swartland is particularly rich in old vines, mostly grown in this manner – one particularly suited to the dryland farming that is also characteristic of the region. These old vines are an irreplaceable treasure-house which we are commited to preserve and care for.
The textured soil in which the vine can be seen to grow is the basis of the identity of the wines of the Swartland.
Through the vine’s branches can be seen the stars of the Southern Cross marking our location in the southern hemisphere. The stars were used for navigation in the past, and we also move steadily forward, guided by our place in the world.
Ears of wheat encircle the vine – as the wheatlands of the Swartland (the country’s bread basket) surround many of our vineyards. This is an agricultural region, and we do not wish to strive for a monoculture – rather, to be a part of a diverse farming practice.
The hands represent the working together of people and their caring for the land.
WATCH OUT FOR THE CERTIFICATION LABEL AS AN INDICATION OF CERTIFIED WINE UNDER THE SCHEME.