Decibel Wines insists on only working with wineries and vineyards with sustainability in mind. This is not only to ensure the quality of the wine, but we also know that a collective effort to maintain sustainable wine growing practices is needed for New Zealand Wine.
Every single vineyard, winery and laboratory we have worked with, no matter what the size, has New Zealand Sustainable Wine Growing in mind. If they are not yet considered an accredited vineyard or winery than you can bet they are working to be one. Itís not only for the public to know that you practice sustainable winegrowing, but it is clearly best for the vineyard and in turn the wine. Simply put itís smart business to be sustainable and more and more the research points to this.
But like much of New Zealand, becoming sustainable is done practically. No vineyard can expect to be accredited in one season, but each year you work to get closer to those practices. It is the vineyardís option to work towards sustainability. But it is a choice that a vineyard cannot afford to miss out on. Sustainability through organics or even biodynamics are becoming more and more popular as well. This is happening on a wide range of vineyard and winery sizes. Vidal Winery, a New Zealand staple since 1905, has seen their organic production grow 10 fold in just one year.