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Wine Sustainability

As world leaders prepare for the UN summit on climate change, we shine the spotlight on just a few of Corney & Barrow’s producers who put sustainable practices at the forefront of operations.

Sustainability in action

In the last two decades, winemakers have faced increasing climatic challenges, and have had to adapt to future-proof their livelihoods and those of generations to come. Farming sustainably has become more and more important. Around the world, local schemes have sprung up, to provide a catalyst for change and a framework to help producers achieve standards – and recognisable accreditation – for their efforts. The wines in today’s selection are a few examples.

In Gascony, Domaine Les Escasses has achieved High Environmental Value (HEV) Level 3 certification thanks to new approaches that maximise biodiversity and optimise water use. Over in California, sustainability gurus Cakebread Cellars were among the first pioneers of the progressive ‘Napa Green’ sustainability programme. From solar powered compacting bins, to paving material in the car park, designed to filter and replenish ground water, they do it all.

In the sun-soaked Tuscan hills, Vignamaggio use cisterns to collect rainwater for irrigation, and recycle water too, using plants and microorganisms to clean it naturally. At Wine & Soul in Portugal’s Douro Valley, husband and wife team Jorge and Sandra irrigate their vines by hand to minimise usage.

Closer to home in Sussex, English wine experts Ambriel Estate have achieved carbon neutrality via their own vineyard management and winery operations but also through involvement with community schemes in remote parts of Asia. Meanwhile, in Romania, Recas Cramele Winery have installed 2,000 solar panels that produce half their electricity needs.

These are just a few examples of sustainability in action in the wine world. And the wider Corney & Barrow stable is full of producers farming according to organic principles, or following the ‘lutte raisonée’ approach, looking to traditional vineyard husbandry to minimise treatments. This is the tip of the iceberg, a few of the myriad ways in which the wine industry is working to safeguard their land and our planet for future generations.

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION

In the last two decades, winemakers have faced increasing climatic challenges, and have had to adapt to future-proof their livelihoods and those of generations to come. Farming sustainably has become more and more important. Around the world, local schemes have sprung up, to provide a catalyst for change and a framework to help producers achieve standards – and recognisable accreditation – for their efforts. The wines in today’s selection are a few examples.

In Gascony, Domaine Les Escasses has achieved High Environmental Value (HEV) Level 3 certification thanks to new approaches that maximise biodiversity and optimise water use. Over in California, sustainability gurus Cakebread Cellars were among the first pioneers of the progressive ‘Napa Green’ sustainability programme. From solar powered compacting bins, to paving material in the car park, designed to filter and replenish ground water, they do it all.

In the sun-soaked Tuscan hills, Vignamaggio use cisterns to collect rainwater for irrigation, and recycle water too, using plants and microorganisms to clean it naturally. At Wine & Soul in Portugal’s Douro Valley, husband and wife team Jorge and Sandra irrigate their vines by hand to minimise usage.

Closer to home in Sussex, English wine experts Ambriel Estate have achieved carbon neutrality via their own vineyard management and winery operations but also through involvement with community schemes in remote parts of Asia. Meanwhile, in Romania, Recas Cramele Winery have installed 2,000 solar panels that produce half their electricity needs.

These are just a few examples of sustainability in action in the wine world. And the wider Corney & Barrow stable is full of producers farming according to organic principles, or following the ‘lutte raisonée’ approach, looking to traditional vineyard husbandry to minimise treatments. This is the tip of the iceberg, a few of the myriad ways in which the wine industry is working to safeguard their land and our planet for future generations.

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