February is Whole Foods Market's Whole Trade™ Month and we are proud to be the first to launch in the US of A Fairhills Winery's Fair-Trade Certified and Whole Trade Guarantee wines!
Fairhills Tierstel Daycare. 90% of the personnel were employed in the vineyards on all the individual farms where they stay. The daycare opened in 2006. In total, 85 children attend the specific daycare.These wines, apart from being extremely tasty and yummy, also have the great distinction of directly benefiting over 1300 winery workers, vineyard workers, smaller farmers and their families with fair wages and fair prices for their crops. The Fairhills project covers three of the major growing regions in the wine world: South Africa, Argentina and Chile. Two continents, two great goals: to make great wine, and to improve the living and social conditions of all who participate in making the wine great!The Fairhills project is committee-driven, with 80% of the team farm workers, 10% importers and the remaining 10% winery owners. Together, they decide their fate in the wine business and, more importantly, the needs of their communities. Presently in their lands they are concentrating on bettering their communities with improved healthcare facilities, adult literacy, transportation to healthcare and to schools, pre-schools, HIV/AIDS awareness, alcohol abuse and domestic violence treatment and prevention, and a host of other initiatives. That is one BIG commitment!
“Craft Center built for winery tourism”. All employees were working in the vineyard just one year ago. The manager was able to go to school, and now manages the shop. Charlet M. - Craftshop Manager, Louise A. - Marketer, Jeanine V. - Crafter, Shirley V. - Crafterm, Samantha W. - CrafterThe Fairhills' South American properties are shooting for total organic production from their present conventional status within the next two to three years...another major commitment to benefit their communities. Plus their great wines…we all benefit! Look for the following Fairhills Whole Trade Guarantee selections in our wine departments this February: Fairhills Chardonnay, South Africa: bright and citrusy on the nose, with some hints of vanilla and oak, too. Good balance with crispy acidity and white fruit characters. Good match with shellfish, any fish. Plus chicken. Or alone with friends on the porch or by the fire. Fairhills Merlot South Africa: aromas of bright red fruits, medium-bodied with some blueberry and dark berry flavors on the palate, smooth and silky going down. Pair it with some grilled steaks or lamb, plus veggies. Good alongside some zesty tomato sauced dishes too! Fairhills Malbec Argentina: This is one jammy wine, with some plum and purple fruits on the nose; rich flavors of cherry, nice density and balance on the tongue, and pleasing finish. We love it with some rich, spicy meat dishes, and grilled veggies. Stews and mature cheeses too. Fairhills Cabernet Sauvignon Argentina: rich nose of dark fruit and coffee, well balanced with good acidity and layers of fruit and smoke on the palate. Good with grilled meats and veggies, also hearty cheeses...and friends over a good game of Scrabble.