• ETHICAL TRADE

    Since 2015 we’ve contributed to over 400 ethical trade audits on farms and cellars. Through our contribution over 40 000 agricultural workers benefited from improved working and living conditions.

  • HARM REDUCTION & EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

    In 2017 monitored over 1200 children on farms for signs of neglect / FAS (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) due to neglect by parents addiction to alcohol and substance. 394 youth (18-34 years) received counselling and support to beat addiction and live meaningful lives.

  • LEADERSHIP & SKILLS

    2015 to date

    – Over 26 Higher education bursaries
    – Over 8 youth trained and employed in industry
    – Over 2400 vineyard workers trained
    – Over 210 cellar workers trained

The Vinpro Foundation has 5 years of measurable impact and a big part of this is because of the passionate people behind the scenes, and our partners who share our vision.

SHARON FEBRUARY

Vinpro Foundation Director (Chairperson)

I am passionate about farming/agriculture and sustainable development of people and the environment.

Married and mother of 3 handsome sons and a beautiful daughter who is also working in the agricultural industry. Ouma to two gorgeous grandchildren.

Happiest when on the farm with my family.

JOHAN GILIOMEE

Vinpro Foundation Director

13 years of experience on Transformation Consultation with a special affiliation for Agriculture and broad-based communities. Enthusiastic about most sports & family-life.

DENZEL SWARTS

Vinpro Foundation Director

Former Youth Councillor of Stellenbosch Municipality, Social change leader for the upliftment of previously disadvantage youth, with an immense love for wine. Father of the future Premier of the Western Cape, one can dream.

UNATHI MANTSHONGO

Vinpro Foundation CEO

Former Viticulturist who knows all the Western Cape winelands back roads, a hopeless optimist with boundless energy for change!! Enthusiastic hiker with a flourishing lime tree:)

MELISSA BAILEY

A Stellenbosch graduate born and raised in Cape Town with a background in promotional branding and a love for Fynbos and Vetplante.

“The difference starts with me”

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