3Sixty2 prides itself on being New Zealand littlest carbon positive wine producer. Our plan to eliminate our wines' carbon footprint, was achieved four years ahead of schedule. We have done this by measuring the emissions of everything from raw materials to their end of life. We then reduce our impact by only using recyclable packaging, reducing our bottle weight, and mindful provisioning. And lastly we offset what cannot be reduced. For wine, this is inevitable given our vines, soil, cover crop sequestration isn't counted under the Paris Agreement. We are okay with this - because it means we sleep easy knowing the business offsets more than it emits.
What is a carbon footprint?
/ˌkɑːbən ˈfʊtprɪnt/the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organisation, or community.
MeasureWe measure the carbon footprint for each tonne of grapes, transport of grapes to the winery, winemaking, electricity, waste water, composting, packaging materials, bottling and storage.
ReduceThe land is our home, supporting and nourishing our family for generations. We cherish our deeply instilled respect for Mother Nature, and honour this connection through kaitiakitanga. For us, this means putting in more than what we take out, supporting biodiversity and continuing to seek ways to reduce our environmental impact. 3sixty2 is a certified member of Sustainable Winegrowers New Zealand (SWNZ) with an uncompromising commitment to industry best-practice.
How does our carbon footprint measure up?
I'm working on comparing the last financial year. Coming soon.