Throughout its vineyards, cellar, and business model, this leading New Zealand winery is taking a holistic approach to sustainability and leading by example
Climate Action & Sustainability in the Drinks Industry
There’s arguably no issue more urgent to the future of our world—and the drinks industry—than climate change. As agricultural products, wine, spirits, and beer are particularly susceptible to our planet’s changing climate—and producers have responded by taking decisive action.
In SevenFifty Daily’s Sustainability Hub, we profile the people, movements, and companies spearheading climate action. From widespread organic farming practices and reimagined zero-emissions production facilities, to packaging and transportation innovations aimed at lowering the industry’s carbon footprint, we’ll be reporting on the inspiring initiatives driving change at local and global scale.
This month, the SevenFifty Daily sustainability hub is sponsored by Villa Maria, a pioneer among New Zealand’s producers for its nearly 25-year commitment to sustainability. From organic farming and lighter packaging to partnerships with Billion Oyster Project, this founding Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand member has become a wine industry leader for its dedication to building a more eco-friendly future.
A new generation of products aims to shrink the carbon footprint of wine, spirits, and beer for a more sustainable future
Better materials, vineyard longevity, higher quality, and increasing consumer demand are creating a healthier bottom line for organically farmed wines
Inspired by late Japanese farmer Masanobu Fukuoka, this fully hands-off method of viticulture is attracting a few intrepid global producers
Domaine Dujac’s Diana Seysses explains how producers can become key players in the future of green fuel by working together to trap CO2 during vinification
A new certification program aims to define this carbon-capturing farming practice, which some believe could transform vineyards and combat climate change
According to the British wine author and critic, it’s U.S. producers—not European—who are truly progressive when it comes to sustainable viticulture
Hit harder than most wine regions by rising temperatures and drought, this small country emerges as a global leader in responding to the climate threat
From new energy sources to landfill diversion, craft beer is transforming into an environmentally-friendly industry
Winemaker Dan Petroski and other wine industry experts discuss research on what can be done now to preserve Napa Valley
Winemakers discuss three ways to take environmental efforts to new heights
Distillers discuss the dairy by-product, its use in spirits production, and its potential for sustainable practices
6 tips, from small substitutions to big changes
How brewers, winemakers, and distillers can upcycle by-products, reduce waste, and support eco-entrepreneurs
Beer, wine, and spirits producers in the Pacific Northwest are leading the charge to protect salmon habitats
The co-owners of St. Elmo Brewing Company in Austin have started making beer from Texas rainwater