United Nations of Wine handcrafts fun and friendly wines that lead in quality for value, innovation and satisfaction. We make earth friendly and ethically produced wines. It’s nice when you can sip a glass (or two) of great wine and help people and respect the planet, too.
United Nations of Wine was formed by wine lovers for wine lovers. We handcraft fun and friendly wines through sustainable production practices that deliver exceptional lifestyle experiences at exceptionally reasonable prices.
RESPECT FOR OUR CONSUMERS
We respect the lifestyle choices of individual consumers. We respect the right to quality of life for fellow creatures that share our time and space on Mother Earth. We produce Vegan® certified wines from South Africa. No animals, animal ingredients or animal by-products are used in our winemaking process.
The animal-free, cruelty-free way = the only way!
RESPECT FOR OUR PARTNERS
We partner with farmers who grow grapes on family owned farms in the Western Cape of South Africa. Grapes have grown on these farms for hundreds of years and many of our farmers are 5th and 6th generation custodians of their lands. Our ability to blend wines produced from grapes on different farms enables us to achieve a consistent style and taste that has been rewarded with gold medals for our wines year after year in international and domestic wine competitions judged by wine experts and consumers alike.
Our partnerships with our farmers lies at the heart of our commitment to making ethically produced wines. We respect our farmers and farm workers and recognize the invaluable contribution they make to the quality of our wines – from hand-pruning vines to hand-controlling canopies to hand-picking the grapes that make up our wines. We are committed to providing our partners with good working conditions, a living wage and opportunities for professional and personal advancement. As a certified Fairtrade® producer, we contribute to the Fairhills Association (www.fairhills.co.za) which is one of the largest and highest impact Fairtrade® projects in the world. It is the largest Fairtrade® project in the wine industry in the world.
Among other initiatives, we have supported housing projects, daycare centres, mobile libraries and computer centres for schools, extra-curricular activities, youth and adult literacy programs, a bursary program, a mentorship program and health care programs.
Priority projects include building retirement housing for farm workers, expanding the bursary program, creating sports facilities and accelerating environmental programs.
We are a member of the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) and the Agricultural Ethical Trade Initiative (AETI). We support sustainable working conditions. Wines are meant to enjoy, not to exploit.
RESPECT FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
We are mindful of our impact on Mother Earth. We maintain a steadfast commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. We are advocates for environmentally friendly and sustainable farming practices.
As a Credible Carbon® neutral certified company that delivers Credible Carbon® neutral certified wines, we have a carbon neutral hoofprint. We support the Kuyasa low-carbon housing project in one of the poorest and most vulnerable corners of Khayelitsha, Western Cape, South Africa, that has created 85 full time jobs, mostly for women, youth and disabled persons, and over 2,000 other work opportunities. It has also reduced living costs and improved the livelihoods of many more people.
We previously supported programs for water stewardship, energy access and financial security, among other projects, for disadvantaged communities in Africa and Asia.
Enjoy the moments that United Nations of Wine bring to life.