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A commitment to sustainable environmental practices Ethical and fair working conditions for all World class tasting room facilities Site specific wines and proven excellence in quality winemaking

Welcome to the Cape Vintner Classification (CVC)

We are the only association in South Africa championing sustainability, ethics and quality of distinguished Cape wines.

CVC Membership is Based on 4 Pillars

Each member has pledged to farm in an environmentally sustainable and respectful manner

They guarantee the ethical and fair treatment of all those who work for them

The wine quality is proven and best represents the terroir and provenance from whence it comes

The cellar door facilities exceed global expectations

“The CVC is a platform to promote the best expression of site, credibility and consistency amongst South Africa’s best producers and their wines” – Johann Krige, CVC Chairman 2021

The purpose of the CVC is thus to lay a lasting foundation on which to create Cape wines that stand alongside the finest wines in the world.

Accredited wines and tasting lounges get to carry the CVC seals. These are highly sought after because of the limited number of wines and wineries that qualify. Look out for the seal at the entrance to member tasting lounges and on the necks of accredited wines.

Meet Our Members

Explore our member wineries and accredited wines.

Four Foundation Pillars

Our member wineries need to follow an elevated standard of winemaking and ensure they manage their business

and vineyards ethically and sustainably.

Wine Quality

The wine quality is proven and best represents the terroir and provenance from whence it comes.

Technical & Environment

Each member has pledged to farm in an environmentally sustainable and respectful manner.

Ethical Matters

They guarantee the ethical and fair treatment of all those wo work for them.

Cellar Door Facilities

The cellar door facilities exceed global expectations.

Supported By

Our ethical accreditation and wine industry partners.