Why it matters
For grapegrowers and winemakers
For retailers and distributors
Want to see how your vineyard or winery can get involved?
Sign up to receive a short email series packed with tips for how you can benefit from becoming more sustainable, and prepare yourself for membership.
Complete the metrics and self-assessment workbook through our simple online platform, allowing you to benchmark your business against your peers and to prepare for certification. Membership covers the financial year 1 July to 30 June.
Members can choose to be certified by an independent auditor authorised to the Australian Wine Industry Standards of Sustainable Practice. This gives you access to use the certification trust mark and a host of other benefits.
We are convinced that our efforts in protecting our natural resources reflect in the quality of wines we make. Quite simply, if we’re to focus on excellence in winemaking, it absolutely requires excellence in environmental management – the two are inseparable.
The program is recognised industry-wide and by our customers. I use the metrics to find areas to improve. If you change a variable you will change your outcome.
The program acknowledges a one-size-fits all approach to sustainability doesn’t best meet the needs of diverse business models. It allows its wine industry partners to improve the economic, social, and environmental aspects of their business decisions to build resilience across the industry.