Australian wine producer Banrock Station is upping their green effort. The company has introduced a series of wine labels that encourage “Supporting Global Conservation”.
Banrock Station’s website makes similar efforts. The company is based in a large building by the Murry River in South Australia and have been there since 1994. Improvements have been made to the wetland centre in that time; with solar power, renewable materials and a minimal environmental footprint acting as something of a tourist attraction while allowing native birds to continue to roost there.
The website also contains a water calculator which keeps watch on over 400 households. The participants of the survey, it is calculated, save over 65,000 litres of water a day.
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Do applaud Banrock Station’s efforts or are these yet another example of greenwashing?
Is global conservation an appropriate focus for a wine company? Are Banrock Station doing the best thing by directly focusing on their direct environment or should they make more effort on glass recycling and responsible drinking?
Dorothy Matthew says
Just tasted The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz 2007 absolutly gorgeous received as a birthday present. Where can I purchase this wine?
Andrew Girdwood says
Not sure but Red Wine.co.uk and White Wine.co.uk are fast becoming my two favourite wine resources. You might find something in there.
I'm with Dorothy above!
The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz 2007 is one to be tried!
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Virginia Moore says
I got one of your wines (2010 Moscato) as a gift and love it so much that I could drink a whole bottal at one sitting. I love it, but he will not tell me where to buy it.