SANTA ROSA, California, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – For the first time, more than 40 leaders in wine production and marketing around the world have joined forces to accelerate action as sustainability challenges escalate. The new Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) is a unique coalition of leading wine brands, small producers, distributors, retailers, environmental organizations and others, all united in their determination to make the wine sector wine a leader in sustainable development.
“At SWR, our industry comes together to define what constitutes truly sustainable wine production, spanning the entire chain from the vineyard to the consumer. Together with our global peers, VWE looks forward to developing clear, science-based goals and transparent ways to communicate with consumers, ”commented Erica Landin-Loving, sustainability director for Vintage Wine Estates (Nasdaq: VWE).
Building on the many local sustainability standards for wine, the SWR will develop a global benchmark standard clarifying the consensus of the wine community on what exactly sustainability means and how it is implemented and measured. This will provide clear and credible advice on how to get vineyards and wineries on the path to sustainability and help retailers and consumers sort through different eco-labels and claims.
SWR convenes working groups to develop best practices and tools on substantive sustainability issues, raise awareness, connect industry leaders and advocate for the global wine community as a force for good in the world .
Richard Bampfield MW, the original roundtable chair, said: “There are many innovative programs and projects out there to make wineries and wineries more environmentally friendly and socially just. Our goal is to bring them together, generating the clarity, cohesion and collaboration necessary for wine. sector to establish itself as a leader on the world stage of sustainable development.
“We invite all members of the wine community to join us,” Bampfield added, noting that the SWR will be open for general membership in 2022.
The founding members of SWR are: Ahold Delhaize, Alko, Alliance Wine, Amfori, Liège of Amorim, BLB Vignobles, British Glass, BSI, Catena Institute of Wine, Château Léoube, CIVB, Cloudy Bay, Concha y Toro, Diversity in Food and Beverage, Domaine Bousquet, Dr. Loosen, Enotria & Coe, Equalitas, Perrin family, Fish Friendly Farming, Food Alliance, Grupo Avinea, Hochschule Geisenheim University, International Wineries for Climate Action, JancisRobinson.com, Journey’s End Vineyards, Lidl GB, Napa Green, New York Wine & Grape Foundation, North South Wines, Preferred by Nature, Ramon Bilbao, Schenk Group, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Sustainable Agriculture Network, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, Sustainable Winegrowing British Columbia, Systembolaget, The Co-op UK, The Fairtrade Foundation, The Porto Protocol, The Wine Society, Treasury Wine Estates, Vingruppen, Vintage Wine Estates, Waitrose & Partners , Whole Foods Market, Wines from South Africa, WWF South Africa.
About the sustainable wine roundtable
The SWR is a unique coalition – the only global, independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder roundtable designed to include everyone in the sector, from producers to consumers. SWR supports the wine community in creating a world where high quality wine is produced, marketed and consumed in ways that conserve and regenerate ecosystems, protect human rights, promote equality and inclusion, and to generate prosperity, pride and passion for excellence. Our mission is to bring together the global wine community to realize this vision. The SWR is hosted by Sustainable Wine Ltd, a non-profit company established to help integrate sustainability into the wine industry. www.swroundtable.org
About Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.
Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. (NASDAQ: VWE) is a collection of wineries and wines with the sole focus of producing the best quality wines and incredible customer experiences with wineries across Napa, Sonoma, California Central coast, Oregon, and Washington state. Since its inception 20 years ago, the company has grown to become one of the top 15 wine producers in the United States through organic and acquisitive growth, now selling over 2 million equivalent nine-liter cases per year. . To achieve this growth, the Company organizes, creates, manages and markets its many brands and services to customers and end consumers through a balanced omnichannel strategy encompassing direct-to-consumer, wholesale and exclusive-brand agreements with national retailers. VWE is diversified across prices and varieties with over 50 brands ranging from $ 10–$ 150 USD retail, the majority selling in the $ 12–$ 20 USD price scale. www.vintagewineestates.com
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