Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


The International Green Awards Crowns Yealands Estate

MEDIA RELEASE
21 November 2012

The International Green Awards Crowns Yealands Estate World Leader in Sustainable Wine Production

Yealands Estate wins ‘Most Sustainable Medium Business’ in leading global sustainability awards

Yealands Estate has been awarded the leading ‘Sustainable Medium Business’ at the International Green Awards. The Marlborough Winery is the only New Zealand organisation and only winery globally recognised by the leading sustainability awards.

The International Green Awards were created with the aim of identifying companies that have exhibited leadership and innovation in their sustainability approach.

Founder of Yealands Estate, Peter Yealands, says this global recognition marks a coming of age for the winery.

“We set out with a vision of best practice from the vine to the bottle. Since launch, our goal has been to produce world-class wines and become a global leader in sustainable wine production. This award, in addition to recently winning the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world at the International Wine Challenge, demonstrates that we’re well on the way to achieving that dream.”

The Most Sustainable Medium Business category is open to medium enterprises around the world, with total revenues between $10 million and $100 million. The judges commented that their aim was to reward an organisation that is innovating, challenging traditional wisdom and can show impressive first-hand results that can be replicated with other businesses. All entries were judged anonymously, to avoid any prejudice.

“Yealands Estate continually strives to improve our sustainable practices. For us sustainability is about using resources in a smarter way, which guarantees future supply and our profitability. We’re conscious that our commitment needs to be tangible; being green is an integral part of who we are, and for us it is essential to producing world-class wines.”

New Zealand Winegrowers Chief Executive, Philip Gregan, says the win recognises New Zealand as a global leader in sustainable wine production.

“The New Zealand Wine industry is committed to sustainable wine production and it’s a great endorsement that one of our producers has been recognised on the international stage.”

The winners were announced last night at the International Green Awards ceremony at Battersea Power Station, London.


ENDS

About Yealands Estate

Yealands Estate is New Zealand’s leading environmentally sustainable winery based in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough. Developed by entrepreneur Peter Yealands, the privately owned winery features advanced green technology in every aspect of design and function.

It received carboNZeroCertTM certification in April 2009 and in doing so was the largest winery in New Zealand to achieve this status for its organisation and wine products. The winery and vineyard is also accredited under Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand and was recently announced the international runner up for the “Green Company Of The Year” category in the Drinks Business 2012 Green Awards, in the UK.
Yealands Estate wines launched to great acclaim in August 2008 and have collected more than 300 awards to date, including the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc at the International Wine Challenge (2012) which goes to show that being green also means making a great drop.

www.yealandsestate.co.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Final Frontier: Rocket Lab And NASA Sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities and equipment - for launch and reentry efforts. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Wheeler Downplays Scope For ‘Large’ Rates Fall

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says some market commentators are predicting further declines in interest rates that would only make sense for an economy in recession, although some easing is likely to be needed to maintain New Zealand’s economic growth. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha Dam: Consent Conditions Could Mean Reduced Intensity

Legal advice sought by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on the Ruataniwha Dam consent conditions has confirmed that farmers who sign up to take water from the dam could be required to reduce the intensity of their farming operation to meet the catchment’s strict nitrogen limit. More>>

Health And Safety: Bill Now Sees Rules Relaxed For Small Businesses

Health and safety law reform sparked by the Pike River coalmine disaster has been reported back from the industrial relations select committee with weakened requirements on small businesses to appoint health and safety representatives and committees. More>>

ALSO:

Bearing Fruit: Annual Fruit Exports Hit $2 Billion For First Time

The value of fruit exported rose 20 percent (up $330 million) for the June 2015 year when compared with the year ended June 2014. Both higher prices and a greater quantity of exports (up 9.0 percent) contributed to the overall rise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news