SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING

Navitas Winery-SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING

From day one we have set mindful
winemaking as our goal;

That is to work and grow in a sustainable way, in a deep interconnectedness with the land, the place, the people, the industry, the years to come. Hence, this holistic approach we have chosen needs long-term commitment that we are eager to invest. After all, it is not what you have found that matters, but what you make out of it.

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IN THE VINEYARD

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We follow sound sustainable practices in our vineyard since day one: growing site-specific cover crops, using natural fertilizers from both pruning leaves and grape pomace compost -to name a few. Still, obtaining an official organic certification has been a priority; excited to say that from 2021 vintage all our wines will be certified as BIO.

Believing in the power of prevention, one of the first things we did was to install a weather station nearby our winery. Truly, it has proven to be a most valuable partner of ours, helping us plan, take targeted action, save energy and resources. We plan the installment of a second station within the following 3 years.

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AT THE WINERY

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Alongside our efforts to adapt in the vineyard, we want to play our part in the shift to wine production-related practices with tangible results for the environment. We want to do our absolute best by setting goals, achieving them, and raising the bar.

Vegan Certification

You may notice this on the back label of our wines. For us it is so much more than just a stamp. Indeed, no animal ingredients or animal by-products are added in any phase of our winemaking. Even more so, we avoid using any material in our packaging that may compromise the vegan integrity.

Natural resources

We aim at a sustainable water management. By the end of 2022 when the storage infrastructure will be completed, we will be able to re-use more than 70% of the total winery’s wastewater, covering different needs. 

Sunlight is a gift we enjoy and a valuable source of energy. Part of our winery’s roof is made with semi-translucent panels that transmit natural light. Better working conditions overall, while decreasing our dependency on artificial lights and reducing energy costs. Moreover, photovoltaic panels have produced 110,000 KW in 2020, covering almost 2/3rds of our needs in electrical power. Their maximum capacity is 140,000 KW.

Packaging

A. Glass

For our first bottlings we have used bottles of an average weight of 0.678 kg per unit. Understanding that glass is one of the greater challenges of our industry, our goal is to reduce that average weight by 10% by 2024.

B. Paper / Carton

All our 6-bottle cases are made from paperboard. Our priority is safety; nevertheless, we choose lighter options that use less material. Our gift boxes and bags are made from recycled materials like Biokraft. Overall, in our packaging we avoid the use of plastic.

Regarding other applications where paper is needed -like our business cards, compliment cards and sales brochure- we select only FSC-certified paper ensuring that it comes from sustainable harvested forests and is produced in a responsible manner. Of course, we do seek for alternative ideas that will reduce our paper use even further.

Do you have a suggestion? Do email us at hello@navitaswinery.com.

Partners

The commitment towards sustainability and the environmental-friendly practices are among the top criteria for selecting our partners.