Green Industries SA and the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) have collaborated to produce a series of case studies on the winners of the SAWIA Environmental Excellence awards since 2012.
Kay Brothers' program to improve energy, resource and production efficiency and native habitat restoration included outcomes of reducing energy consumption by 70% and using 100% recycled water in their vineyards.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers' program covering renewable energy, waste and litter reduction, biodiversity conservation and resource efficiency included a 1.34 MW solar array, 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the past five years, and reduction in waste to landfill of over 60%.
2015: Energy & Carbon
Wirra Wirra Vineyards reduced their carbon emissions by 60% by improving their energy efficiency and installing solar power.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers underwent a suite of projects to reduce their carbon emissions by over 8300 tonnes per year.
Yalumba Family Vignerons developed methodologies for high solids cross flow filtration that reduced filtration media waste by 76% and improved wine quality.
Accolade Wine’s waste management strategy increased their recycling rate to 97% at their Berri Estates Winery.
Byrne Vineyard’s pumping and irrigation automation of their Scott’s Creek property saved 240ML of water a year and reduced their electricity usage.
Treasury Wine Estates partnered with Government and community to contribute water for restoring and enhancing the health of the Markaranka floodplain near Waikerie.
Henschke Cellars have increased biodiversity in their 120 hectares of vineyards through innovative vineyard floor management and native flora establishment.
Taylors Wines formed a community group to restore and revegetate sections of the Wakefield River on their property as well as community and private land.
Cape Jaffa Wines engaged their community and supported local biodiversity projects to offset their carbon emissions of their operations.