Born in 1876, Adam Appollis was a humble visionary with a respect for the land and his people. His legacy lives on through the creation of these inspiring wines which carry the aspirations and dreams of his descendants.
Wines of Abundance
Today we produce wines with abundant character. On the southern tip of Africa we have ample sunshine, healthy vine growing conditions and moderate decomposed granite soils on the south eastern slopes of Green Mountain, all of which contribute to well balanced, fruit driven wines with a distinct sense of place.
Five generations of families have proudly carried the legacy of Adam Appollis, and formed the foundation for the growth and security of future generations.
His respect for nature and its bountiful blessings instilled in him a humility and sensitivity.
By living to an ethos of hard work and diligence he planted the roots that layed the fondation for economic and social development for future generations.
The life of Adam Appollis is a celebration of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and attain one’s dreams.
Why buy Fair Trade?
The key component to Fair Trade is sustainability, especially in agriculture. Grapes are an agricultural commodity. It is these grapes that are nurtured and harvested by workers that we are concerned with when we are talking about Fair Trade. Bosman Family Vineyards provide equity to the farmers and the communities get direct benefit from the consistent price of grapes and the premium attached to the price of the bottle.
Environmental considerations are made throughout the process, from the planting of the vine to the treatment of the wine. In Wellington South Africa, the Bosman Vineyards are located in climates that are not susceptible to a lot of fungus or microorganisms that require a lot of pesticides. Only sulphur, a natural substance, is sprayed on the grapes once or twice a year to control bugs. The vineyards have been farmed biodynamicaly for generations
Fair Trade is also about building long-term trade relationships with transparency and public accountability. Worker-elected committees decide together how the Fair Trade premiums will be spent. Full-time farm workers are taught Fair Trade principles, how the system works and where the wine is being sold. Fair Trade is not just about the increased wages and premiums, it is also about equality, respect and education. Workers are much more involved in daily decision-making so that they can develop skills that will help them succeed in the future.
Appollis fair trade wines are farmed without harmful chemicals or genetically modified organisms (GMO). Instead the vineyards are farmed biodynamicaly and therefore protecting the farmers’ health and preserving the land for future generations.
For more infromation please visit www.fairtradecertified.org