Here at Sileni, we are fully committed to continuously working towards improving our environmental, social and economic sustainability.
In many of our premium vineyards, we use sheep for winter grazing, reducing the weeds and returning organic matter to the soil, along with the previous season's mulched vine cuttings, increasing the soil microbiological diversity, water retention and structure. We use 'low mo' grasses, which reduces the number of tractor passes required. Protecting and enhancing soil health is essential to future award-winning vintages and remains a crucial area of focus.
In the winery, we take a minimal intervention approach to our winemaking, ensuring we let the vineyards express their natural individuality. This approach extends to our resource usage, only using what we need, with ongoing initiatives to conserve and reduce water, waste and energy use.
Our wine bottles are produced from recycled glass, predominately lightweight, and our cartons are from fully recycled and recyclable materials, using around 70% less ink than our previous packaging. We ask that you continue the journey and recycle our wine bottles and cartons once you've finished enjoying your wines.
Behind the winery, we have extensive native tree plantings to encourage wildlife and plant biodiversity within the vineyards while increasing natural carbon sequestration.
SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING VINEYARD AND WINERY (SWNZ)
Sileni is a member of the Sustainable Winegrowing program.
SWNZ provides the framework for companies to continually work towards improving aspects of their performance in terms of environmental sustainability in both the vineyard and winery. All of our wines are produced from 100% accredited vineyards and made in our accredited winery, so you will find the sustainable winegrowing logo on our back labels.
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