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Third International Accolade in Three Months for Yealands

Third International Accolade in Three Months for Yealands


Yealands Family Wines (YFW) has been awarded a trophy in the 2014 Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. This award is the third international award that the Marlborough Company has won for its high quality sustainable wine growing practices in the past three months.

Yealands were awarded “Green Company of the Year” by the UK’s leading drinks publisher, Drinks Business on April 30 and crowned the Gold Medal Winner in the Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category at the 2014 International Best in Biz Awards last month.

The company competed against more than 500 global nominations in the Green Apple Awards, and they will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in The Houses of Parliament, in London on November 10.

Since it was established 6 years ago, Yealands Family Wines has become a global leader in sustainable wine production at their Seaview Vineyard. Located in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, the company was the first winery in the world to become CarboNZero TMCERT accredited from inception.

Broken grape posts, rain water and wine by–products such as vine prunings and grape marc are fully recycled on site as part of a suite of recycling initiatives created by Founder, Peter Yealands.

In addition to the Green SMART technology employed at its winery, the vineyard is home to 25 man-made wetlands with over 200,000 native shrubs and flaxes planted. Seaview’s environmental footprint is further reduced by more than 1500 babydoll sheep that mow the grass and supply fertilizer for the vines.

Peter Yealands highly innovative thinking has led to a number of world firsts in sustainable wine growing. “Thinking differently is what we do at Yealands and it is heartening to see our environmentally sensitive practices being recognized globally. Our goal is to lead the world in sustainable wine growing and to prove that great tasting wines can be produced in harmony with the environment. We will continue to push the boundaries of innovation in creating world class wines which are ecologically viable” he says.

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