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Sustainability Initiatives

Our Sustainability Initiatives

Because we’re committed to environmentally sustainable wine production, our sustainability efforts are constantly evolving. We continually challenge the way we do things, monitor and minimise our environmental impact.


Here are some of the initiatives we’ve undertaken at Giesen:

  • Certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
  • Ridge Block and Clayvin vineyards certified organic with BioGro New Zealand
  • Using organic formulations for managing vine and soil health
  • Biodynamic preparations on organic sites
  • Composting all organic waste
  • Minimising waste through comprehensive recycling systems
  • Members of the New Zealand Glass Packaging Forum, contributing to research on alternative recycling methods
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Compost

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Hand weeding at Clayvin vineyard

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A honeybee on one of our lemon trees

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Shoveling compost under our vines

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Walnuts grown on our vineyard orchards

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Our customised Geier Crawler minimises compaction on the earth. We use this in our Clayvin and Ridge Block organic vineyards.