At Esona, we take a hands-on approach when it comes to the fair and ethical treatment of our close-knit team of farm workers. When we purchased the land, we invested in better living conditions for our staff, renovating comfortable cottages for them and their families on-site. We also installed solar water cylinders to reduce their cost of living as well as their impact on the environment.
In order to provide our team with better food security and an additional source of income, we have set aside some land for them to grow their own fresh produce. This produce is sold locally and our farm workers keep 100% of the profits.
We invest in the career development of our tasting venue team. Many of them have little formal education, but we provide them with the training and mentorship they need to develop their skills and knowledge of the hospitality and wine industries. We recently sent two key staff members on a Basic Business Course and are hosting a third for Wine Service Training Programme.