Sustainable Holiday Entertaining Tips From Fairtrade!

Running throughout November and December 2015, the Fairtrade Summer Wine Promotion will be celebrating amazing vinos that were produced in harmony with nature, while ploughing back to improve communities in the Western Cape winelands! Also, five lucky readers stand the chance to walk away with a premium limited edition mixed case of Fairtrade wine! Find out how to enter below.

The holiday season calls for any reason to arrange spontaneous get-togethers, so why not try and incorporate these easy tips to create occasions that are more meaningful – not only for you, but also for our extended communities and fellow South Africans.

Try Out The Fairtrade Premium Mixed Pack!

During the Fairtrade Summer Wine Promotionsix award-winning wines have been carefully selected to offer wine lovers an opportunity to sample some of the excellent quality Fairtrade wines on offer. The Fairtrade Premium Mixed Pack (R349) consists of these six wines, which includes:

  • Bosman Family Vineyards De Bos Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Six Hats Chardonnay 2014
  • Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2013
  • Thandi Shiraz Rose 2015
  • Stellenrust Wine Estate Simplicity 2014
  • Six Hats Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

In addition to fantastic wines, by buying a Fairtrade wine you are encouraging sustainable farming in South Africa and across the globe.

Click here to find out more about the Fairtrade Premium Mixed Pack.

Each week of the promotion will mark the launch of a new Fairtrade wine (innovation, quirky packaging and interesting flavour combinations guaranteed!). For the rest of the promotional period, think delicious wines, exclusive offers on their top picks, events, activities and lots of fun. Also, lookout for the Fairtrade Winetionary, a quirky wine dictionary, to help you navigate your way through the often-daunting but always exciting world of wine.

And to find out more, visit the promotion page on their website, and to win awesome prizes, follow Fairtrade on Facebook.

Fairtrade’s Eight Tips For Sustainable Holiday Entertaining

1. Keep up with what’s trending

Farmers markets are popping up all over South Africa; by buying directly from a farmer or a local farmers’ market, you’ll have the first picks on what’s trending at the time. Think fresh, local produce and supporting local economies.

2. Local is better

Forget French and Italian; cut carbon emissions by enjoying a bottle of locally-produced, excellent quality, value-for-money Fairtrade offering from the heart of South Africa’s very own wine route (and also the largest producer of Fairtrade wine in the world!).

3. Pizza party, anyone?

Throughout November, you can enjoy a delicious pizza (dreamt up by Ivor Jones, head chef at SA’s top restaurant, the Test Kitchen’s) paired with a glass of Place in the Sun Fairtrade wine in Col Cacchio‘s restaurants nationwide.

4. Order in

Skip the festive season queues, mayhem and traffic by having your favourite bottle of Fairtrade wine delivered to your door! Keep an eye on CyberCellar and Winefolk for limited addition offers and Fairtrade savings this silly season.

5. Bring and share

Host a potluck and ask attendees to cook one of these recipes containing local, sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients. Be sure to check the recommended Fairtrade vino next to each dish to create your own pairing experience!

6. Book & wine pairings

Make the characters come alive by sharing your favourite bottle of Fairtrade wine at a book club social (and stand in line to win this evening from Fish Hoek Wines!)

7. Upcycle

Recycle or reuse your empty Fairtrade wine bottles and spekbooms for table talkers and dinner table centrepieces. See this outside DIY torch for a fun family DIY project PLUS it’s great for keeping the mozzies away and saves electricity!

8. Secret Santa

Dinner party or wedding favours got you stressed? Chill and give a delicious bottle Fairtrade wine (or chocolate) – the gift that keeps giving.

Contact Fairtrade!

For more information, contact Lynsay Sampson on (021) 448 8911, email or visit

Also, follow, like, share and win with Fairtrade on Twitter @FairtradeSA (campaign hashtag: #FairtradeSummer and #FairtradeWine) and Facebook.


Five lucky readers stand the chance to win a premium limited edition mixed case of Fairtrade Wine! Just LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post to enter the giveaway!

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