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29 May 2018 0

The Black Rhino is listed as critically endangered – every effort is needed to help protect them!

We are bombarded on an almost daily basis by the alarming statistics regarding the rhino poaching crises. The Wilderness Foundation Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative has taken groundbreaking steps in the struggle to protect these majestic creatures and the wild places in which they roam.

In celebration of this remarkable effort an exclusive limited edition wine called the Ian Player Black Rhino Legacy Project has been released – an exciting collaborative ‘where wine and wild combine’ conservation project between Wilderness Foundation Africa and Graham Beck Wines.

The opportunity to raise a glass of the Ian Player Black Rhino Legacy Project is not only an occasion for wine lovers to enjoy a world class quality wine – it is the chance for consumers who care to put the planet first.

This ultra premium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 red blend has been specially crafted by Graham Beck Wines and is available exclusively to friends and supporters of the Wilderness Foundation at the special offer price of R1 999 per case of 6 bottles.  Delivery costs are included for orders in South Africa.

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The wine exudes intense aromas of dark fruit, sandalwood and tobacco supported by hints of sweet spice and a deep blackberry core. It is richly textured, superbly concentrated and skilfully interwoven with delicate fruit sweetness. This delectable red has a full palate weight and well rounded tannins combined with outstanding integration and length. Powerful and finely nuanced, it will benefit from a further 6 – 10 years of bottle maturation and is the ideal partner to a variety of hearty dishes.

The late Ian Player (one of South Africa and the world’s foremost conservationists) founded the Wilderness Foundation in 1971. He dedicated his life to the protection of both white and black rhino and the habitats across Southern Africa which nurture them.

To mark this exceptional achievement we launched the Ian Player Black Rhino Legacy Project in 2015. Our vision is to maintain a well protected population of endangered black rhino, with the long term goal of reintroducing them to new and expanding conservation areas. 100% of donations received for this exceptional wine will go directly in to this project.

Once you have made your donation, you’ll also be automatically be entered into a lucky draw to win a 2-night stay for two at the five-star Founders Lodge, a jewel in the Mantis Collection crown. T's and C's Apply.

Help us in the fight to protect and save these incredible animals – lets raise a glass to Rhino protection together! Contact Cheryl on +27 (0)41 373 0293 or E-mail:

Graham Beck Dr Ian Player Legacy Wine