We make time to be a part of projects that we believe can make a positive difference for our communities.


Sustainable Australia Winegrowing - SAW

Inkwell is a proud member of the Sustainable Australia Winegrowing (SAW) program. Sustainable Australia Winegrowing - McLaren Vale is a triple bottom line (people, planet, profits) sustainability system to support and develop the McLaren Vale grape growing community. 

In his role as the prior Chairman of McLaren Vale Grape, Wine and Tourism, Dudley was the original sponsor of this open source system while Irina later invested three+ years of work during her PhD program at the University of Adelaide to make this into a world class, peer-reviewed and certified system to improve growers' practices and resilience. 


Biodiversity McLaren Vale - Tree Planting

 

Biodiversity McLaren Vale - Tree Planting is a community project to radically increase the biodiversity of the region. A ongoing series of tree plantings are constantly being organised by Jock Harvey. The community is invited to participate through their Facebook page. Please add them as a friend or like it to stay updated.

 


Mount Lofty Ranges - World Heritage Bid (UNESCO)

The Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid spans the world-renowned food, wine and tourism regions of the Barossa Valley, the Adelaide Hills,  McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula. The Adelaide Hills, Mt Barker, Barossa and Onkaparinga councils are collaborating with Regional Development Australia Barossa and Global Food Studies at the University of Adelaide to pursue National Heritage listing of the region's agricultural landscapes. Alexandrina Council also voted recently to join the bid. Following successful National Heritage listing the councils involved will consider lobbying the Australian federal government to pursue World Heritage listing with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). 

The World Heritage list seeks to encourage the identification, protection, preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.