Biodiversity

Without the wealth of different foods, medicines and raw materials we’re able to harvest from animals, plants and microorganisms, humans couldn’t survive. But biodiversity isn’t just about us: the Earth relies on biological diversity for health, vitality and stability.

For such a small landmass, New Zealand’s role in preserving global biodiversity is surprisingly important. Cut off from other landmasses approximately 80 million years ago, this country became an evolutionary laboratory, creating a long list plants…

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Our southern wetland

Biodiversity Posted by Amisfield

One of Amisfield's cornerstone sustainability projects has been the development of New Zealand's first wetland winery waste water recycling plants, which is testament to our ongoing commitment to sustainable management practices throughout our business. Wetlands are amazingly efficient and diverse ecosystems that have the ability to stabilise and purify the natural environment. With every winemaking facility there comes the responsibility to manage the resulting waste water which can include residues from the juices and cleaning…

Biodiversity and Sustainable Winegrowing NZ

The human race, and Earth itself, relies on biological diversity for health, vitality and stability. New Zealand’s role in preserving global biodiversity is important, as many plants and animals that are found in this country can’t be found anywhere else.  90% of New Zealand’s insects are endemic, as are 80% of our flowering plants. Looking after all the evolutionary treasures is a priority for New Zealanders. Many of our wine producers, in their role as…