Sustainability

wine

Our winemaking focus is firmly on the vineyard. We follow the precepts of sustainable viticulture to preserve the long term integrity of the soils and the beauty of our landscape. We are audited members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Learn more about Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand was established in order to

Best Practice

Provide a “best practice” model of environmental practices in the vineyard and winery.

Quality Assurance

Guarantee better quality assurance from the vineyard through to the bottle.

Respect Environment

Address consumer concerns regarding products which are made taking care to respect the environment.

Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is an integral part of the future of New Zealand wine production. As such, the programme aims to deliver the following benefits to its members.

Framework

A framework for viticultural and winemaking practices that protect the environment while efficiently and economically producing premium wine grapes and wine.

Continual Improvement

A programme of continual improvement to ensure companies operate with a goal of improving their operational practices.

Technology Platform

A platform for technology transfer so that companies are kept up to date regarding any new technology and its application.

External Audit

An external audit structure that has integrity and rigour to comply with market expectations.

Positive Future

Opportunity to be a part of the positive future and the New Zealand Wine industry goal of 100% of grape growers and winemakers operating under approved independently audited sustainability programmes.