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Sustainability Moves Beyond the Vineyard (by Wine-Searcher)

© Inkwell Winery |   Sustainability at Inkwell extends to the onsite accommodation, which is made from recycled shipping containers.     Recycling, lowering carbon footprints and helping the homeless are just some of the green initiatives used in the wine industry.

© Inkwell Winery | Sustainability at Inkwell extends to the onsite accommodation, which is made from recycled shipping containers.

Recycling, lowering carbon footprints and helping the homeless are just some of the green initiatives used in the wine industry.

“…In McLaren Vale, Dr Irina Santiago-Brown co-owns Inkwell Wines with her husband, Dudley Brown. Santiago-Brown received her PhD in 2014, with a thesis topic focused on sustainability assessment in winegrowing. At Inkwell, Santiago-Brown and her husband practice what she preaches. "After finishing the PhD in sustainability in winegrowing, it didn't make sense not to embrace sustainability in our business," she says, noting everything within their power is done with less resources and less waste production, both in viticulture and vinification. "For example, our winery is solar powered, and instead of chemicals, we sanitize our barrels using a dry steamer for five minutes," she explains…”

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By Vicki Denig | Posted Thursday, 06-Jun-2019 at the Wine-Searcher.com