Stellenbosch is first Southern Hemisphere wine region to sign the Porto Protocol to combat climate change

Posted on: 23 October 2019

(The following article was published by on 22 October 2019)

Launched by former US President Barack Obama in 2018, the Porto Protocol is a global sustainable initiative signed by companies across numerous industries. These have pledged to play their part in employing and sharing sustainable environmental practices to combat climate change.

“Stellenbosch Wine Routes become the first Southern Hemisphere wine region to join the ranks of global signatories of the Porto Protocol, all of which have committed to accelerating their focus and efforts, guiding their activity by good environmental practice principles and executing projects oriented towards the sustainability of the region,” says Mike Ratcliffe, Chairman of Stellenbosch Wine Routes.

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