L’ Art Du Vin Fund 2018-2020

Someone once said: “We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest”.

And what more fitting way is there to describe what the L’ Art Du Vin fund is doing to help Imbuko uplift the life quality of their employees – the people that is key in the chain of success that our company has built over the years.

In the short period since March 2018 we have used this generous sponsorship to touch lives in ways that most fortunate can not fathom. In our small farming community, a gift as little as a pencil for school, means the world. But we were able to help our people more by purchasing all the stationary for the children of each employee for the whole year and we will continue with this annually.

Imbuko production team with school stationary for 2020

In Wellington we are blessed with cold wet winters, which we need for our vines to rest to produce only the best for the next harvest, but this does not mean our production line can rest – they need to carry on in the cold. Therefore, we saw it fit to gear them with warm waterproof jackets to make sure they are guarded from the cold and will be able to be productive and focussed. Thanks to L’ Art Du Vin, they wear their jackets with pride and feel valued in their workplace.


We have a gardener from Malawi that’s been working for Imbuko for many years. Everyday he walks more than 10km’s to and from work. This is nothing strange in certain communities in South Africa, but we felt that we had the means to uplift him and his quality of life. We applied the generosity of the L’ Art Du Vin fund and equipped our gardener with a bike that will make his trips to and from work easier and quicker leaving him with more energy and time to spend with family and friends.

The fund was also applied to help some of our employees pay for important medical expenses. We found that day to day medical check-ups and assistance is a great necessity for our people and decided to build a clinic on site. This way staff will have access to medical assistance on a regular basis without having to take off work or leave the premises. This project will be completed by the middle of the year 2020 and we are very excited about the important difference that this will make.

Furthermore, the fund was applied to assist staff to buy their own houses and much needed home appliances to uplift their living circumstances. Helping one person may not change the world, but it might change the world for one person. Thank you for helping us to change the world of those in need 1 person at a time.

Yours sincerely,

Theunis Van Zyl and the Imbuko Team