Great Wine Capitals Global Network and The Porto Protocol Foundation announce a collaboration to promote the role of wine regions in the sustainable evolution of the wine industry.

Sustainability is gaining importance worldwide every day. The wine industry is no exception.  In Argentina, the Association of Wineries of Argentina (Bodegas de Argentina) includes a sustainability commission that addresses this issue in conjunction with other important institutions of the wine ecosystem and proposes concrete actions to wineries so that they can achieve their objectives of being better for their regions and the environment in general and that they can also demonstrate it to the world.

The concept of Sustainability is a value with very deep roots in Verona, involving a constant research whose deepest purpose is to safeguard the ecosystem and its traditional native inhabitants.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure” – Peter Drucker

Here's a list of initiatives to help the wine industry reduce their carbon footprint 

The Confronting Climate Change (CCC) Initiative

Is a carbon footprinting project, developed to support the South African fruit and wine sectors through identifying and responding to the risks and opportunities associated with carbon emissions.

The tourism industry is growing faster when at the same time, the environmental consequences of this growth are expanding as well.

In the last years, man’s activity of burning fossil fuels has increased atmospheric CO2, leading to a kind of greenhouse effect whereby CO2 absorbs and traps in the atmosphere radiation.

Due to all these facts, the following questions reside in what are the implications of wine production for climate change? How can consumers be helped to enjoy this activity of wine drinking in perspective with their other lifestyle choices? Does climate affect the grapevine and subsequently, the quality of the wine? Don’t vineyards absorb CO2?

All the answers reside in which solutions exist to reduce the carbon impact in the wine tourism industry. Let's unveil some of them!


Pernod Ricard Winemakers Spain, with three wineries in Rioja - Bodegas Campo Viejo, Bodegas AGE y Bodegas Ysios - is a pioneer in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

These values are an essential part of the company’s DNA, centered around a roadmap for 2030 that covers every aspect of its activity: nurturing terroir, valuing people, circular making and responsible hosting.

South Australia is home to some of the most pristine natural environments and unique wildlife in the world, and we’re committed to keeping it that way. Here, sustainability is more than a checkbox; protecting our environment is a way of life. 

As the region of Rheinhessen, is shaped by its viticulture, local wine growers have a special responsibility when it comes to promoting sustainable development, and the wine industry has been proving its dedication in this field for many years. In 2012, for example, the marketing organisation for local wines (Rheinhessenwein e. V.) published a study with a strong focus on sustainability and carbon emissions.

By developing integrated pest management and sexual confusion as early as the 1970s, Lausanne wine region played a pioneering role in the protection of wildlife and the environment.

In 2008, Bordeaux carried out the first Carbon Assessment of the industry, finding that it produced 840,000 tonnes equivalent CO2 from three main sources; inputs (plastic, glass, winemaking products, etc.), transport and energy.