Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

Château de Rouillac

 

Built in the 17th century, Château de Rouillac bears witness to the architectural influence of one of its most illustrious proprietors: Baron Haussmann. Today, the domain has adopted a policy of sustainable agricultural methods and a certification for the “High Environmental Value” label. Visitors are invited to participate in this program, via an “eco responsible” tour of the vineyard, in a horse drawn carriage, followed by a visit of the new HQE vat room.

Waverley Hills Organic Wine and Olive Farm

Waverley Hills offers a unique and organic experience where one can learn more about organic farming and the natural fauna and flora that surrounds the Estate. It is the first organic wine producer to achieve the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative Champion status. The fynbos nursery brings the Cape Floral Kingdom to your doorstep; explore these beautiful plants on hiking or biking trails and enjoy organic wine and olive products in the tasting room.

Yealands Estate Wines Ltd

One of only a handful of wineries in the world to be certified CarboNZero, and the only one to achieve this from inception, the Yealands Estate winery and cellar door is a showcase for premium sustainable wine production. Featuring interactive audio visual displays, sustainable winery tours, complimentary wine tastings and a warm, friendly atmosphere, the Yealands Estate cellar door and winery is an oasis for travellers and locals alike.

Yealands Estate Wines

A purpose built sustainable winery. Sustainability is the number one focus. World leading innovations including heat retention and transfer systems. Tours and education of sustainablility practices throughout the tour. CarbonNZero certified. Accessible cellar door.

Villa di Petriolo

Located only 30 km far from Florence, the Petriolo estate is run by the Maestrelli sisters, Silvia and Simona, which personally welcome visitors and promote their activities through the various instruments of web 2.0. During the wine tours (with adults and children) it is shown how the viticulture is developed in a sustainable way, with natural and modern techniques always caring for the respect of the territory, by choosing the right instrument and practise.

Casina di Cornia

 

They grow organic grapes since 1983 and they give great attention to the peculiarity of the different years, according to the seasonal changes. They offer an interesting mix of wine tasting, accommodation, ceramics workshop.

Weingut Hemmes

Das Famienunternehmen Hemmes setzt konsequent auf nachhaltige Konzepte. So wurde das ehemalige Schulhaus im Zentrum des Dorfes restauriert und zu einer Weinschule mit moderner Vinothek, eigener Küche und Raum für Präsentationen, Veranstaltungen und Feierlichkeiten umgebaut. Hierdurch wurde ein Stück Dorfgeschichte bewahrt, das heute durch Geothermie umweltfreundlich mit Energie versorgt wird.

Weingut Hemmes

The Hemmes family, innovative owners of a wine estate in Bingen-Kempten, has extended the idea of sustainability from vineyards to the local environment. They have restored a former schoolhouse, a listed historic building, in the heart of the village, and converted it into a wine school with tasting rooms, a professional kitchen, and areas for presentations, readings or celebrations. Not only has this preserved a key piece of history, but energy is supplied to the building by geothermal heat.

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