Sustainable Winegrowing in Barossa – one step ahead

With sustainable production fast-becoming a baseline expectation of many wine customers, Barossa growers Eden Hall and Thorn-Clarke are getting on the front foot, having successfully passed a third-party audit of their Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) workbook.

With scores under 20% away from “best practice” as defined by South Australia’s leading viticultural academics and technologists who peer-review the SWA program, Eden Hall and Thorn-Clarke (along with Henschke) can proudly say they’re Barossa’s top three most sustainably run vineyards.

And they say their actions in participating in SWA are not only mitigating climate change and benefiting the environment – they’re also improving the business’ bottom line.