Environmental Policy

Trifon Estate Wines cares for the community and environment. We acknowledge that the success of our business is dependent on the environment in so many ways, including the potential risks of climate change, water use and availability, waste management, biodiversity and sustainable vineyard practises.

We aim to identify and manage environmental risks, as well as proactively influence the industries and communities in which we operate. We endeavour to embed environmental considerations into all that we do.

Our Approach

Our approach to environmental management is based on the following key elements:

  1. We define goals and implement initiatives that will deliver against those goals.
  2. We develop systems and processes to enable execution of our strategic plan.
  3. We develop mechanisms for embedding environmental capability in our people.
  4. We are working towards developing an environmental management system that will be third party certified.

Sustainability

Sustainability starts in the vineyard and surrounding bushland extending to harvest, winemaking, sourcing of materials, production, sales, marketing and waste. Our sustainable viticulture practices have been learnt through our management team with a combined 250+ years Australian and International wine industry experience.

Our vineyard and the Australian viticulture industry are well developed, innovative and utilise the latest and most sustainable production practises. Australia is ranked among the top 10 countries in terms of average grape yield (tonne per acre or hectare). Further industry research and development continues to generate best practises which will continue to improve our grape quality, production efficiency and ultimately our award-winning sustainable wines.

Environment

The quality of our grapes determines the quality of our wine more than any other factor. Today more than ever grape quality is affected by climate, location, soil, water, pruning, harvest, winemaking, bottling, storage, methods and processes. The combination of all these effects is referred to as the environment.

We understand we have a responsibility to the environment, and we are committed to using best practice techniques to ensure that we protect our soil, air, water and vines, while also conserving energy. This ethos allows us to continually improve the quality of our fruit, wines and customer service which in turn delivers higher quality wines for our customers and consumers.

Climate Change

We aim to reduce our carbon footprint and avoid increasing greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere by looking for opportunities both with respect to internal processes and across supply chain.

We also recognise that climate change presents a number of risks to our business, particularly those relating to regulatory changes and the impact of changing climatic conditions on our vineyards, and will adopt appropriate management systems, strategies and processes to adapt to these existing and emerging issues.

Biodiversity

Trifon Estate understands the role that the natural environment plays in the sustainability of our vineyards and ultimately our business.

We monitor and analyse climate related viticulture data. This information is used to assist with planning and in the review of the management and utilisation of resources and control of wastes and emissions. Trifon Estate has biodiversity value that we wish to protect, enhance and restore. This encourages the retention of native flora and protection of native fauna habitats.