Why is sustainability important?
What is sustainability?
- 98.0% Certified Sustainable
- 7.0% Certified Organic
- 0.2% Certified Biodynamic
Sustainability in Action
Sustainability is a buzzword in the wine industry these days, but for one boutique vineyard in Canterbury, it goes a little deeper than just words.Timberly Hughes and Allan Ransley run their vineyard near Takamatua Valley in Akaroa as a passion as much as a business. “When we took over in 2001 we were adamant about organics. We didn’t use a thing that the previous owner left us.” They were among the first to join what was then called the AgriQuality Organics Programme (since renamed AsureQuality Organic Standard) and their 26-hectare property didn’t take long to convert, given that a little more than two hectares is under pinot gris, pinot noir,…
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