July 6, 2018

Vilarnau: First in the region to receive “Winery for Climate Protection”

Vilarnau Cava is the first winery in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Penedès) and one of only 14 in Spain to be awarded the certificate for Wineries for Climate Protection (WfCP).

The wineries commitment to sustainable development in the vineyard and winery, along with their fight against climate change has been recognised by the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), Spain’s leading wine association of wine producers.

The implementation of a series of sustainable measures at Vilarnau have been key in obtaining the Wineries for Climate Protection certificate, especially the results achieved in mapping and reducing the winery’s carbon footprint. The comprehensive plan, devised by the team at the winery, included such measures as:

  • installation of a biomass boiler
  • reduction of fossil fuel consumption (25,000 liters less diesel per annum)
  • monitoring of the use of electrical energy, thus controlling and reducing consumption
  • conversion of the vineyard from traditional to ecological farming techniques
  • re-cycling and waste recovery
  • water saving policies to promote the reuse of rainwater

This certification reflects, in a concrete and measurable way, the winery’s performance in sustainable development.  The application of environmentally friendly practices has been part of Vilarnau’s philosophy since its foundation and this determination to have the least possible impact on nature is in line with Gonzalez Byass’ “5 + 5 Caring for the Planet” sustainability commitment.

Find out more about the Vilarnau Cava range here.

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