Doing good at dinner parties… how to give back while having fun


So you want to have a dinner party, drink some wine and still do some good? Well we’ve put together a list of some drinks that give back, while you knock em back.


Lets face it… we all want to do good, we just need the right platform & a dinner party (or book club drinks) could be your next give back session.

We’ve found a few South African wines (and water too) that do some good while you’re having fun… and it won’t cost you anything more than what you would have paid for a similar product.

From building wells, to saving Rhinos and even helping with education. Here’s a quick shopping list we’ve put together to help you do good while having fun.

Generosity Water

Generosity Water was created to generate sustainable funding for the charity founded in the United States. They are an affordable premium bottled water brand with a perfect 10pH to rebalance the body’s alkalinity, preventing degenerative diseases.

Generosity Water was launched in South Africa in 2015 and are committed to dedicating 20% of their profits to building clean water wells in developing countries.

Bottle 2 Build water

Bottle2Builds main objective is to Re-Think. Re-Use. Reduce. Turn waste into an asset, build structures with the asset (their functional bottles) and reduce the impact of waste whilst improving the social conditions of others.

Moulded out of PET plastic into a modular shape – the bottles are not only great beverage containers, they also make for great low-cost building material. Each bottle is specially designed to interconnect and, when inserted into a steel frame, form a strong, stable wall ideal for building classrooms.

Once 90 000 bottles have been collected and sent back, the company will build a whole classroom for a school in need.

Rhino Tears

The idea for the Rhino Tears wine came about when Mt Vernon MD, John Hooper, spent a couple of days with the field rangers at the Kruger Wilderness Experience bush camp in the Kruger National Park. It was here that the idea for a wine that could raise money for anti-poaching efforts was born.

Launched at the end of 2014, Rhino Tears has already raised over R400 000 to be used in the war against rhino poaching within South Africas national parks. Rhino Tears donates all proceeds from every bottle sold to Unite Against Poaching and the SANParks Honorary Rangers.


Four Paws is a registered NPO (Non-Profit Organisation), established in July 2006. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of underprivileged animals in urban surroundings, the main categories are: squatter camp animals and feral cats.

Cape Dreams wines partners with 4Paws to donate 15% of all orders placed to the organization.


Whalehaven is a boutique winery situated in Hermanus that creates a delightful array of wines that intrigue and tantalize the palate. The wines are hand-crafted to celebrate each harvest and to reflect the particular nuances of each varietal.

The wines are made for the most part from grapes from the Bottega Family farm, Da Capo Vineyards in Stellenbosch but are vinified and bottled at the Whalehaven winery.

Whalehaven has created a limited edition label that supports and assists the South African Whale Disentanglement Network.


Drawn from the world’s oldest soils, Indaba wines are crafted by family farmers who have perfected their art over generations. These are real wines, made by real people who in turn give back to South Africa.

The Indaba Education Fund (IEF) improves young children’s capacity to develop and learn by providing world-class, internationally-recognized, and accredited Montessori teacher training, learning materials, and educational infrastructure.

Pandora’s Box

The theory about Pandora’s box is that you never know what you get in Pandora’s Box. With that as the ethos in mind they bring you an incredible collection of wines. They are all about breaking the molds of the traditional wine industry and by choosing Pandora’s box, you too are choosing to help the Sunflower Fund.

The Sunflower Fund, a National Non-Profit Company (NPC), is the only organisation in South Africa dedicated to creating awareness, educating the public and handling the registration process for people to join the South African Stem Cell Registry (SABMR). The Sunflower Fund pays for the test cost of people joining the SABMR.

By increasing the number of donors listed on the national database, this offers hope to children and adults diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders. Higher numbers on the Registry increase their chance of finding matching stem cell donors in order to undergo life-saving stem cell transplants.

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