When we launched our Eighty Acres range in 2007, we wanted to focus on bringing people a more down-to-earth wine experience. A couple of years on, when we challenged ourselves to create a 100% carbon neutral wine it seemed only natural that Eighty Acres should be the one we chose.
We’re not a winery that does things by half measures, so we set about making Eighty Acres 100% Carbon Neutral through a rigorous process and in doing so became the world’s first 100% carbon neutral wine range based on the international standard for lifecycle assessment (ISO14044).
Along the way we’ve won quite a few environmental awards for our work with Eighty Acres (and other environmental initiatives). Our Eighty Acres wines were even served to delegates at an official function hosted by Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change as part of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in 2009.
Green and gold
In 2010 we proudly received a number of major environmental awards for the initiatives our winery has undertaken:
- Winner of the Leading in Sustainability Award - 2010 Banksia Foundation Environmental Awards
- Winner of the Environmental and Energy Management Award - 2010 NAB Agribusiness Awards
- Winner of the Best Green Launch - 2010 The Drinks Business Magazine Green Awards
- Carter Holt Harvey Sustainability Award - Silver Medal - 2010 Australian Packaging Awards
Of course, none of these initiatives are at the expense of the wine – as proven by our 2010 Chardonnay being the only Australian wine to win a gold medal at France’s prestigious 2011 Chardonnay du Monde international wine competition.
It’s affordable, it’s uncompromising on quality, and it’s entirely carbon neutral.