What are Sustainable Wines?
Sustainable wine, where we got our brand name, can be defined as wines that are grown in an ecologically and economically responsible manner, organically as much as possible, while still retaining the means to respond to problems that may ruin a harvest.
The vineyards are often in marginal climates, and producers will only use minimal chemical synthetic additives to save the harvest as a last resort, and not at all in many vintages.
Sustainable producers care deeply about the environment where they work and live, and focus on improving their land for future generations, from adding biodiversity of flora and fauna species through to improving the soil, water and air around them, and focusing on renewable energy as much as possible.
Sustainable wine producers also consider packaging and bottling sources and the impact of winegrowing to land surrounding their vineyards. They ensure complete accountability of production, with every stage of the winegrowing and winemaking journey traceable and accounted for.
NZ Winegrowers is the certifying body for Sustainability in NZ vineyards - currently 94% of NZ vineyards are certified sustainable.
Here are some examples of sustainable initiatives from Spy Valley Wines, Marlborough, NZ:
View our list of sustainably certified wines below: