Blind River is proud to be Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand Accredited
What does this mean?Sustainability means delivering excellent wine to consumers in a way that enables the natural environment, the businesses and the communities involved, to thrive.
Under New Zealand Winegrowers’ Sustainability Policy, wine must be made from 100% certified grapes in fully certified winemaking facilities and certification must be through an independently audited programme — either Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand or one of the recognised organic or biodynamic certifications.
|Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand was established in 1994 as an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers and was commercially introduced in 1997 and adopted by growers from all the grape-growing regions. The introduction of winery standards in 2002 has been a significant development, which further substantiates the industry commitment to sustainable production.
Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand was developed in order to:
Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand is an integral part of the future of New Zealand wine production. As such, the programme aims to deliver the following benefits:
Blind River Estate is also has full certification under the AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System