Gladstone Vineyard - Making premium wine, Wairarapa
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Reducing our impact

As a wine grower and producer, exporter, café and accommodation provider, we are constantly challenged – and inspired – to lessen our impact on the environment. Some of the things we're doing include:

  • freighting our wine overseas by sea
  • using 80% recycled lightweight wine bottles (the lighter they are the less fuel used in freight)
  • using recycled office paper and recyclable toners and printer consumables
  • reusing packaging (wine boxes, case dividers) as much as possible
  • recycling glass, plastic, paper, tins and cardboard
  • using environmentally-friendly cleaning products across the business
  • separating our kitchen waste for composting or feeding to the pigs.
  • buying from local and environmentally-friendly suppliers where possible
  • thanks to the design of our winery, using natural lighting as a source of daytime light in our winery
  • developing our wetlands area
  • making sustainable and environmental policy a topic at our weekly team meeting.