The Most Sustainable Winery in the World, Yealands Family Wines, Marlborough Region, NZ

Yealands Family Wines is located in New Zealand's Marlborough Region.

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Led by legendary entrepreneur Peter Yealands, step by innovative step, we're creating the first fully sustainable winery in New Zealand. 
We have already achieved a high industrial sustainability rating. We have also been awarded carboNZeroCert™ status, joining a select group of wineries around the world who have earned this recognition.

Just some -- but by no means all -- of our sustainability initiatives include:

Vineyards

• Use of sheep to graze between rows of vines to reduce the need for spraying and tractor-mowing 
• Wetland ponds capture rainfall for gradual release into soil 
• Sustainable Winegrowing Certification (SWINZ)

Winery

• Solar-reflective, high insulation cladding 
• Recovery and recycling of heat energy from refrigeration 
• Temperature monitoring throughout building
• All winery tanks individually temperature-controlled
• Motion sensors to control lighting 
• Solar panels and wind turbines 
• Rainwater harvesting from roof 
• On-site wastewater treatment and reuse
• Composting of grape marc, leaves and stalks for vine mulch 
• Use of recycled glass and cardboard in packaging

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