We don't sit still around here much, well Ben does, but our resident grape whisperer/bee hugger Simon doesn't. Here are some of our other projects that we have going...
We have nine beehives on the Quindalup property, keeping us and our friends drizzled in honey. At some point we’ll probably put it in tubs and have it for sale, but until then we’re simply loving it on our toast and in our cuppas.
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We also make wines under the label Blind Side for a wine company called Naked Wines, based in NSW. We do hope that eventually the wines will be 100% from our new vineyard. But in the meantime we supplement our own grapes for this label with some from local conventional vineyards.
Big 'ol Vegie patch.
Naomi is busy expanding our little vegie patch here. We’ve got tomatoes, carrots and spinach’s hipster cousin - kale. The aim is for this produce go beyond stocking our pantry and coming through the cellar door, or local folks around town who need it.
We have a bunch of free-range chickens roaming the place, pecking the bugs off the ground and dropping their bum nuts for us to eat. If times get tough, we’ll still be able to eat honey covered omelettes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We like trees.
For every bottle we sell on the website, we are committed to planting one tree. We have partnered with Trees for the Future (www.trees.org) to make this happen.
We are working towards one tree for every bottle that we sell, no matter where it is sold.
Trees for the Future do truly amazing work and plant trees all over the world, in areas that need them most. 80 million trees and counting!
Below is a rundown of why trees are so important.
If we want to protect the future of our planet, and our own health, tree planting has to be a part of the plan.
The world loses millions of acres of trees due to deforestation every year. In just a year, one tree has the ability to produce 120 kilograms of oxygen and absorb as much carbon as a car produces driving 41,000 kms.
By planting one tree for every product purchased the program will help to:
By planting trees and ensuring that all our products are produced responsibly we allow each and every customer to make a difference.