20 May 2019 | Raidis Estate
Sustainability and what it means for the wine industry
Being a sustainable company is a bit of a buzz word that is hurled around these days in many circles.
With airlines going plastic free, metal and pasta straws appearing in cafes and restaurants and people becoming more and more conscious about their waste footprint, being sustainable is something that many businesses strive for but don’t often achieve.
Why is sustainability important for wine businesses? Well, number one we want a planet that is still around for our children and our children’s children to enjoy, but also so that we can continue to eat and drink all the things we want to enjoy. And, because some of these very things require sustainable thought processes.
Secondly, sustainable winegrowing practices protect our soil, air and water – the elements that breathe life into our grapes and wines.
Sustainability is important for the wine industry because what we do relies on at its very core the farming of grapes. Without good quality fruit, we don’t get good quality wines, simple.
From a business perspective, and so we have a beautiful space to raise our children, we want our vineyards to be healthy and sustainable.
For us that means having the best quality environment to grow our fruit, it’s in using our goats as the clean-up crew after the grapes have been picked, and it’s educating our wine consumers on how we make our wines and why we choose the methods we do.
Being sustainable is doing our little bit to protect our beautiful region, country, and the world in a small but important way so we can all continue to enjoy it into the future.