Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Wine is Always Greener at Cono Sur

My favorite Chilean winery does it again! I love these guys...they are seriously environmentally conscious, and their wines are fabulous (not to mention, organic and very affordable!)

Cono Sur is deeply committed to the development of its environmental policies, believing that high-quality wine production can work hand-in-hand with eco-friendly practices.

A clean action plan and natural and integrated vineyard management was implemented at the winery beginning in 1998. Then they began working with organic viticulture and became the first winery in Chile to achieve 9001 and 14001 ISO certifications. They believe the biggest issue currently is climate change and they feel responsible for doing what they can to reverse and prevent it.

Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the earth's surface as a result of several factors, but mainly because of greenhouse gas emissions. Cono Sur decided to offset and balance the CO2 generated by the shipping of its products. To accomplish this, they chose the CarbonNeutral Company, which has been leading the way in voluntary action on climate change for the past decade.

So respect your Mother Earth and raise a green glass....cheers!