Celebrating Three Wineries' GHG Emissions Accounting & Reduction Efforts
These top wine producers achieved this milestone having completed their first baseline, third-party verified GHG inventory across Scopes 1, 2, and 3 in the past 12 months. They have set a roadmap to work toward Net Zero by 2050, in line with IWCA's mission to decarbonize the wine sector.
"IWCA’s science-based approach to reducing carbon emissions is helping to build awareness of best practices that mitigate climate change, and its impacts, in vineyard and winery operations," explains Charlotte Hey, IWCA's Executive Director. "These members play a key role in reinforcing our collective work to decarbonize the global wine industry.”
This brings the total number of IWCA Silver Members to 26, along with our 6 Gold Members and 13 Applicant Members! All IWCA Members are committed to the same goal: reducing their GHG emissions to reach Net Zero by 2050. Learn more about our three newest Silver Members below!
Domaine Lafage, considered the flagship Domaine of the Roussillon, is run today by seventh generation winemakers, Jean-Marc and Eliane. The Lafage vineyard stretches from the Mediterranean coast up to the foothills of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border. Their multi-award-winning wines showcase the best terroirs of this amazing corner of the South of France. Jean-Marc and Eliane have always been dynamic and innovative, developing new wine styles, focusing on nurturing plots in exceptional locations of the Roussillon, exploring new viticultural techniques, and now working on reintroducing resistant and ancestral local varieties to adapt to climate change.
"As we have faced extreme drought in Roussillon, we have been successfully working and experimenting at Domaine Lafage to adapt our practices, moving towards regenerative viticulture. We are happy and proud to become a Silver Member of the IWCA to play an active role in this worldwide challenge and to encourage other wineries to reduce their GHG emissions." - Jean-Marc Lafage
Herdade dos Grous
Herdade dos Grous is located in Portugal, in South Alentejo. Their sustainable production strategy, in all its aspects, is one of the structural pillars of the business. By drawing an agricultural mosaic, they maintain and promote the biodiversity of local ecosystems which, along with regenerative and organic farming practices, demonstrate the enormous respect and care they have for the land. Herdade dos Grous' commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions towards carbon neutrality are part of their day’s journey towards sustainability and greater resilience in the face of climate change.
"This achievement is a very important step for our company and also a great joy to see our GHG emissions inventory work being recognized. At Herdade dos Grous, since starting the project by planting 21ha of vineyards in 2002, we have always been concerned for and respectful of our natural environment. 20 years on, we are investing heavily in sustainability and reducing our GHG emissions. By adopting regenerative and organic farming practices across our estate, improving management of biodiversity, water, energy, and waste, and using more sustainable materials in product packaging, we are reducing our environmental impact in pursuit of carbon neutrality." - Luís Duarte, Chief Winemaker and General Manager
Okanagan Crush Pad
From one of the wine world’s wild frontiers, Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) is an organically certified winery that produces low intervention wines that are shaped by nature. OCP has a legacy of stewardship that is rooted in the values that drive its business. Since inception, the team feels a deep responsibility to the land and has made initiatives towards habitat restoration, conservation, and forward-thinking environmental practices in the vineyards and cellar. From its own certified organic vineyards and with fruit from partner growers with family values, the team passionately creates wines that showcase the spectacular beauty of Canada’s Okanagan Valley.
"Okanagan Crush Pad is honored to receive IWCA Silver Member status. This is part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. We encourage wineries across British Columbia and Canada to join us in our commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050." - Craig Pingle, General Manager
IWCA actively invites wineries interested in our mission to contact us. Membership is open to any wine company involved in the production process from winegrowing to bottling that believes in taking strategic action to accelerate innovative climate solutions.