As if we needed another excuse to crack open a bottle of wine, now quaffing a glass of red or white will help save our precious Rhino too! We’re not saying we have a drinking problem but we’re quite relieved that our wino habits will finally do some good in this world – besides giving us a happy buzz at 17:30 every afternoon. Invest in a bottle, or five of Rhino Tears wine and you too can do your bit to save these magnificent creatures.

The rather genious brand launched at the end of 2014 and has already raised over R367 000 to be used in the war against rhino poaching within South Africa’s national parks. Produced at Mt Vernon estate in Klapmuts, Cape Town proceeds from every bottle of Rhino Tears sold are donated to Unite Against Poaching.

But you shouldn’t buy this wine just because it supports a good cause, nope you should buy it because it’s also really good! Mt Vernon MD, John Hooper has also made sure that the wine is of a great quality and that the label and bottling are on-par with some of the best wines in the country. Rhino Tears wine was designed to be enjoyed often and immediately – because well, the more wine you drink the more chance there is of saving the Rhino. This isn’t wine for the wine cellar, it’s wine that begs to be enjoyed on its own with friends or with a delicious dinner.

The range includes just two varietals; a good red blend made from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage grapes that allows for easy drinking and appeals to all levels of palate and a delightful fruit driven white Chenin Blanc, which is also suitable for enjoying at all occasions.

Rhino Tears wine sells at around R55 per bottle, and R15 from each bottle goes directly to Unite Against Poaching. Wine lovers can be confident that 100% of the funds raised through sales of Rhino Tears are used for anti-poaching projects in SANParks.

The wine is now available for purchase online at ar R430 for a half case and R700 for a full case (including delivery). The wine can also be foud at major retailers around the country, including Pick n Pay, Makro, Tops, Spar, Fruit and Veg City and major independent retailers.