#WaterlessWednesday: It's a thing

If you are looking for ways to save water why not drink less water and have more wine?

That's the idea behind Steenberg Vineyards's #WaterlessWednesday. The winery is rallying up their visitors to join their efforts to save this precious resource by introducing #WaterlessWednesday.

Encouraging people to drink more wine than water is just one of Steenberg Vineyards’ initiatives to save water.

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Steenberg reduces its dependence on municipal water by leading water from mountain contours into the farm dam and harnessing rain and grey water for irrigating water wise gardens and vineyards.

The winery plans to increase its usage of rain water and has come up with some novel water saving solutions such as using squeegees rather than hoses in the cellar whenever possible.

Farm manager Johann de Swardt says: “Saving water is core to everything we do, from curbing evaporation by mulching, and irrigating the vineyards at night as much as possible, to relying on special probes that measure water levels between the vines.”

Other waterless activities Steenberg introduced is No-Ice-Bucket Wednesday.

Wine lovers will welcome No-Ice-Bucket Wednesdays as icy temperatures can mask a wine’s complexity and flavour profile.

Instead, all wine will be served at optimal temperatures directly from the fridge.

Refilling rather than replacing water carafes and encouraging guests to taste the wines from a single glass.

In an effort to get everyone on the #WaterlessWednesday bandwagon, Steenberg will reward ingenious water saving tips posted on their Facebook or Twitter accounts or given in person at the cellar door with a free Classic wine tasting on Wednesdays until the end of March.

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