Our Environmental Practices

The team at Neil Ellis Wines believes in responsible environmental practices. We aim to respect the soil, cut water use, recycle and reduce energy use and greenhouse emmissions. We are a member of the IPW, a voluntary environmental sustainability scheme, and comply to their regulations.

RESPECT THE SOIL
  • Cover crops are planted between rows to eliminate erosion.
  • All our grapes are handpicked to minimise soil compaction.
  • We aim towards the primary use of biological practises to avoid overuse of chemical sprays.
  • As part of rehabilitation program we remove alien plants to promote growth of indigenous vegetation such as fynbos.

  • CUT WATER USE
  • Vineyard moisture probes are used in conjunction with a drip system to better use water resources.
  • Make use of dryland farming at our Groenekloof and Piekenierskloof vineyards.
  • Efficient winery design results in low volumes of water use in the winery.
  • We promote responsible and efficient water use in the winery.

  • RECYCLE
  • We recycle our glass, cardboard, paper and plastic throughout all areas of the company.

  • CUT ENERGY USE
  • Winery building and tanks are heavily insulated to reduce energy load.
  • Winery building designed to increase natural light and to minimise the use of electrical lights.
  • Winery building designed in an environmentally sensitive manner.

  • Read more on the IPW (Integrated Production of Wine).
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