WE EXIST TO BRING TWO WORLDS TOGETHER, CRAFT GREAT WINE, SHARE ADVENTURES & MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IT'S ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We believe that people should be in touch with what they consume. They should be conscious of the origins of products and understand their impact on the world from farm to table. We started Cape Venture Wine Co. & Lubanzi not only to share the beauty of South Africa and its wine & make a difference in the lives of those who live and work on South Africa's wine farms, but also, to make our world more globally conscious - connecting our consumers with the people 10,000 miles away whose very hands cultivate our wine. We strive to always be optimistic about the future and transparent in the way we conduct ourselves. We hope every consumer feels connected to South Africa through each and every bottle of our wine they purchase.
focused on creating a sustainable supply chain
We've pledged 50% of our profits to back the Pebbles Project, an NGO that works with the low-income families who live and work on South Africa's wine farms. They focus on growing families by providing resources and improving access to health & high-quality education, allowing families to realize a horizon for success in life that extends far beyond their current view.
CREATED TO IMPACT THOSE WHO MAKE OUR WINE A REALITY
OUR IMPACT TO DATE
onward & upward
CHARLES BRAIN, co-founder
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About Charles (click to read)
The son and grandson of two entrepernuers and the great grandson of a professional baseball player and the majority owner of Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewing - Charlie was born with a passion for taking risks and doing things differently at every turn, even if it doesn't always turn out so well. Fortunately, he's also got a knack for drinking wine and having a good time, so this whole experiment pretty much can't go wrong.Although it's home to some of the kindest folks there is, growing up in landlocked Middle America (far from South Africa) gave Charlie a passion early on for exploring the rest of the world and sharing it with others who prefer to stay in one spot - so when he ended up in South Africa for 6 months drinking some of the most under appreciated wine and getting to know the nicest people on earth, he knew he had to bring it home in a big way.
WALKER BROWN, co-founder
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Born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia by two novelists and professors, Walker has a keen eye for storytelling and strangers looking for a conversation. In addition to the wine gig, Walker is a song writer and musician who plays the banjo and the acoustic guitar. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a broad focus on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
About Our Growers
Our supporting farm currently employs over 70 full time workers who spend their lives working hard each and every day to tend to the earth and soil that grows and ultimately creates our wine. Those who grow it are at the very core of how each sip tastes, which is why we're so passionate about furthering the future of their children by trying to reidirect more of the economic supply chain to our workers by promising 50% of our profits back to them.
TRIZANNE BARNARD, winemaker
Current reigning champion of South Africa's Vintner Surf Classic
Hailing from the small surf village of Kommetjie ('cawma-key') on the cape's southern peninsula, just a short drive from Cape Town, Trizanne is an excellent winemaker, mother and surfer.
After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a degree in viticulture and oenology, Trizanne worked vintages in Australia, France and Portugal before returning home to South Africa.
BRUCE JACK, winemaker
Bruce grew up on Surfers’ Corner in Cape Town, South Africa, where he's been surfing for over 40 years. Before venturing to Africa five generations ago, the Jacks were wine merchants in Glasgow and his great-grandfather, James Mitchell, was a cidermaker. He planted the first cider apples in South Africa on his farm at Henley-on-Klip in the Transvaal.
After various false, but highly enjoyable starts in academia, he eventually washed up down under in South Australia, where he learnt how to make wine and Japanese dumplings.
As he likes to say, "neither of my real children want to be cidermakers or winemakers, because they have seen that at some stage we have to stop driving forklifts and spend many debilitating hours begging for money from banks. Bizarrely, banks can’t understand why they must lend us funds so one can reflect the truth of seasons and the soul of a land in a cider or wine bottle."
FANAKALO, design & visual communication
Based in Stellenbosch, South Africa - Fanakalo has been desigining art that goes far beyond your avergae label for years. As excellent artists and crafstmen, with a keen eye for detail, they're excellent partners when it comes to bringing our story to life on our bottles and more.
"You were born wild, don't let them take that away from you" - lubanzi
HEADQUARTERS - D.C. & CAPE TOWN
OUR NATION'S CAPITAL
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