We have seen a large increase in membership of the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) program and we are starting to gain traction with recognition both domestically and internationally. The program will continue to improve and is poised to become a major strength in underpinning Australia’s wine brand strategy.
Sustainability is no longer a nice to have, it is a must have that is needed to bet put on a shelf or in a consumers grocery trolley.
Australian Gape & Wine is also committed to enabling the sector to reduce carbon emissions. We know that ambitious industry goals of carbon neutrality are difficult to meet, and there are many roadblocks in reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions, let alone Scope 3.
However, with Wine Australia we are producing a road map, from which we hope to be in a position to provide the tools to allow Australian grape and wine producers to develop methods for their own carbon neutrality, allowing individual producers to meet their business targets within commercial reality.