SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability
Our bottle labels feature some of the wildlife seen around the vineyard and winery and represent our sympathetic approach to our environment. We are firmly committed to ‘best practices’ in vineyard management and winery processes as we strive to reduce our Carbon footprint.

These include:

  • 100% green energy use in our winery, in part supplied by our own array of 159 solar panels
  • Extensive insulation of our winery and bottle store to minimize energy consumption
  • Adaptation of wine making practices to significantly reduce on-site energy use
  • Year-round maintenance of grass cover in alleys and headlands to reduce soil erosion and compaction
  • Use of sheep over winter in the vineyard to control ground cover and provide manure (we adopted four orphan lambs who help with this!)
  • Under vine cultivation to reduce use of herbicides
  • Application of green compost to improve soil structure and fertility
  • Extensive soil nutrient mapping and band application equipment ensure we only add chemical nutrients exactly when and where required.