Why is sustainability important?
What is sustainability?
- 94.0% Certified Sustainable
- 6.8% Certified Organic
- 0.2% Certified Biodynamic
Sustainability in Action
A bunded waste area provided a useful opportunity for Nautilus Estate to become one of the early adopters of a quality composting programme in 2003. Vineyard consultant Bart Arnst suggested using the Japanese Bokashi method which does not require turning or produce strong smells and so is ideally suited to a fairly large amount of compost situated near to the cellar door and a main road! The compost recycles grape skin, stalks and juice lees into nutritious mulch for the vineyard. This compost now represents a significant resource of organic matter and we produce about 300 cubic meters a year. The compost is not only a source of nutrition but…
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Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand was established in 1994 as an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers and was commercially introduced in… more
Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) is a growers’ association dedicated to supporting and encouraging the production of high quality organic wines. Find… more