Bulletins and Information

Our Members receive regular bulletins, and have access to information pages on sustainability topics. For example, here is the May 2020 bulletin on carbon footprinting in vineyards.

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Join the Certification Scheme

They can also join the Sustainable Wines of Great Britain Certification Scheme.

Objectives

This initiative encourages and enables Wine GB members to achieve the following objectives:

 

VINEGROWING WINEMAKING
Maintain and improve soil health Improve winery design to reduce environmental impact
Manage vineyard canopies and yields optimally Increase energy efficiency to reduce the energy footprint per bottle of wine
Reduce (and optimise) pesticide inputs Reduce the volume of water used per bottle of wine
Conserve the vineyard (and surrounding) environment and promote biodiversity Deploy an environmentally responsible wastewater management system
Reduce vineyard energy inputs, greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint per hectare Reduce the environmental impact of wine packaging
Reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint per bottle of wine

Commercial Wine Producers can gain certification for their vineyards, wineries and wines by following the Scheme Guidelines and successfully completing an independent audit every three years.

In particular, they must observe, measure and record data relating to our sustainability objectives, which will then be benchmarked with that of other members. This will lead to a culture of continuous improvement towards our goal of securing environmental sustainability at the heart of the UK wine production industry

Find out more about:

The WineGB Carbon Calculator

One of the key features of this Scheme is that Members are required to calculate the carbon footprint of their vineyard and winery every year, using the WineGB Carbon Calculator, developed in association with the Farm Carbon Toolkit company.

All this is due to the support of our sponsors (click on the logos below for more details):