Why is sustainability important?
What is sustainability?
- 94.0% Certified Sustainable
- 6.8% Certified Organic
- 0.2% Certified Biodynamic
Sustainability in Action
At the Elms vineyard we have about 30 hectares of hill country. It is too steep and gnarly for vines and for many years we left it as scrubland but, like a lot of land around us, it is covered in Sweet Briar. This wild rose was introduced originally for rose hips (for vitamin C) but just as gorse or broom will take over hillsides in other areas, the roses will do it in Bannockburn. The idea of burning them off, or using helicopters and herbicide (the two norms locally) was not acceptable: we needed a more imaginative approach. The answer came with African Boer goats. These intelligent and hardy…
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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