When I read / heard about the powerhouse all woman firefighting team at Huis’ Van Chevallerie I just knew I had to share it.

The fledgeling outfit was established just over 12 months ago. Called Juliet Crew after the only female descriptor in the international phonetic alphabet, the team comprises young adults from at-risk communities.


“The story of the Juliet Crew resonated with me,” says Christa von La Chevallerie, whose eponymous Swartland winery produces amongst others Filia Chenin Blanc Kap Klassiek and Nuwedam Old Vine Chenin Blanc.

“Their journey in a male-dominated environment reflects much of my own experience in agriculture. “At the same time, fire awareness and management is ever-present in farming.


Supporting Juliet Crew in their endeavours, as part of this essential component of agriculture, makes perfect sense.”

It is significant that the Huis van Chevallerie’s contribution is provided through a portion of sales of Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé.

“The sites at which Pinotage thrives means it is often planted at the fringes of wine farms,” says Christa.

“Here, it abuts fynbos which is not only important to conservation-minded farmers but whose life-cycle relies on fire too.”  


Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé (R1110 per case) is available at selected retailers and may be ordered along with the Huis van Chevallerie’s other wines directly via the website

Wine-lovers who purchase Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé bubbly will henceforth be supporting a Cape-based, all-woman firefighting team that is arguably the only one in Africa.

With the year-end being a time for bubbles, Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé is definitely the goodwill purchase-with-a-conscience this festive season.



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For more information contact

Monique Roux

Roux Reklame

082 339 6213


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