Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

Bodegas Ostatu

Durante varias generaciones, los miembros de la familia Sáenz de Samaniego nos hemos dedicado a la viticultura y hoy somos cuatro hermanos (Gonzalo, Ernesto, Mariasun e Iñigo) los que desde el año 2000 nos hemos hecho cargo de la bodega.

La apuesta por trabajar con innovación en nuestra viticultura, elaboración y gestión, ha hecho de OSTATU una bodega  con nombre y apellidos pionera en aplicar novedosas prácticas en viñedo y en gestión medioambiental, con la obtención en 2012 del certificado de emisiones neutrales, espíritu que se traslada al visitante.

CADE Estate Winery

With its panoramic views of Napa Valley, intriguing architectural design, and luxury wines crafted in the singular Modern Howell Mountain style, CADE Estate is a must-see for any serious wine lover. Every detail of the winery, from the shape of the cellar to the natural insulation of the caves, supports winemaking that brings out the personality of our terroir. CADE wines articulate the intense, powerful character of our estate while maintaining a balance of fruit, acidity, and oak carried over a voluptuous mouthfeel.

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is the home of Brancott Estate wines,
the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, located at Brancott Vineyard,
the site of the first Sauvignon Blanc plantings in Marlborough.
Brancott Estate Heritage Centre won the Sustainable Wine Tourism
Practices Award for its guided wine experience 'The Living Land'. This
experience enables visitors to discover in one hour how Brancott Estate
wines are created with the environment in mind as well as have the

La Motte Wine Estate

La Motte Estate is situated in one of the most scenic areas of the Cape Winelands – the Franschhoek Valley. Amongst its special attributes are a wine tasting room, a restaurant, a museum, hiking trail and farm shop - all contributing to an entertaining and educational Winelands experience. Being farmed in a sustainable and organic way, further add to La Motte’s appeal and guests are invited to learn more on guided walks. Environmental management remains a priority at La Motte. A formal environmental policy is in place.

Château Larose Trintaudon

Château Larose Trintaudon has made a concerted effort since 1999 to produce wines of irreproachable quality while paying total respect to the environment. Well-aware of the fragile nature of the terroir, the estate owners have instituted a management system focusing on sustainable development. This led to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and Sustainable Agriculture certification.  Larose Trintaudon is the first European vineyard to be designated as "exemplary" by the Afnor in their 2010 reference document!

Yealands Estate

Yealands Estate is one of just a handful of wineries in the world to be certified carbon neutral - and the only such winery to achieve this from inception.  The Yealands Estate winery and cellar door showcase premium sustainable wine production and continue to demonstrate a commitment to innovation in the experience offered to their wine tourists.   A total visitor experience is created at the winery, with new ventures including self-guided tours in which the visitors can select their own picnic spot to enjoy lunch.



Jarvis winery is a 45,000 sq. foot cave designed for creating world-class wines. With Jarvis being completely underground and a natural temperature at a consistent 61 degrees all year round, there is no need for any heating or cooling.  The winery operates completely on solar power, and the vineyards are certified green by the California Land Stewardship Institute where sustainable agriculture is used to enhance the watershed and restore habitat. Jarvis is open by appointment only, and includes a tour and sit down tasting of Jarvis wines in a private setting.

Château Haut Garrigue / Terroir Feely

Wine has been made at Château Haut-Garrigue / Terroir Feely for several years in a way devoted to protecting the environment. The vineyard has received organic and biodynamic certification. This estate full of history (the main building dates from the 18th century), with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, offers visitors a chance to see how wine can be made sustainably during a tour of the cellars, tasting, self-guided walking tour, opportunity to make their own wine, staying on site, etc. Everything is done in a spirit of sharing, learning, and friendliness.


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