Zoos SA and Kimbolton Wines team up to help save cheetahs

Monarto Safari Park and Langhorne Creek winery join forces to preserve Cheetahs

Monarto Safari Park and Langhorne Creek winery, Kimbolton have joined forces to help save the cheetah – a species that is in more than a spot of trouble.

For every bottle of Kimbolton’s Cabernet Sauvignon wine sold at its winery or online, Kimbolton will donate $10 to cheetah conservation work carried out at Monarto Safari Park.

“Wild cheetahs are in trouble,” says Peter Clark, Director of Monarto Safari Park. “They are now very vulnerable to extinction with an ever-decreasing population of less than 7,000 mature individuals now believed to exist in Africa.”

“Kimbolton’s generous partnership is very welcome and is the ultimate feel good – great wine for a great cause.”

Monarto Safari Park has been extremely successful in breeding cheetah over the past twenty years and is currently home to seven female cheetahs from which we hope to breed soon.”

Photo by Geoff Brooks

Some threats to Cheetah in the wild include habitat loss, persecution from farmers and ranchers, hunting, disease, war, civil unrest and the sale of cubs for pets.

Partnerships such as the one between Kimbolton and Zoos SA are a unique way for businesses to become involved in conservation work and helps Zoos SA, a privately run conservation organisation, continue its work to save species from extinction.

Kimbolton is today run by fifth generation vignerons Nicole Clark and Brad Case, with the family growing grapes in the Langhorne Creek wine region for over 100 years.

The newest cellar door in the region combines a unique mix of high gloss navy industrial shipping containers with recycled timber and feature ply to create an earthy, modern setting amongst the vines.

Photos by Adrian Mann

There has never been a more exciting time to visit, especially with the release of the 2018 Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon to help raise the much needed funds for cheetah conservation.

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