d'Arenberg and the Environment
Having owned land in McLaren Vale for 100 years the Osborn family recognises the value in preserving the environment for future generations. d’Arenberg’s initiatives to contribute to a healthier planet include:
Minimal Input Viticultural techniques:
The essence of or vineyard management philosophy is minimal or no irrigation, no fertilization, minimal spraying and no soil cultivation. These practices are employed across vineyards owned, leased and contracted to d’Arenberg to ensure grape quality and environmental responsibility.
Waste water recycling:
100% of winery waste water is captured and treated on site and used for irrigation
Solid Waste Recycling:
All solid waste captured is combined with marc, treated and used to fertilize own vineyards. 100% of marc is composted and used to fertilize own vineyards
Preserving heritage land:
On every one of our properties land is set aside to be maintained in the same state it was before development took place. This not only preserves character but helps maintain a diverse ecosystem which in turn assists the vines.
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant:
Member of Entwine:
Entwine: the Australian Wine Industry's commitment to responsible environmental stewardship.
Member of Generational Farming:
McLaren Vale's program helping growers to improve their management decisions to produce a better quality grape, using less resources and allowing to preserve and pass the land from one generation to the next without depleting soils or harming the natural environment.