Driven by the discourse on climate change and species extinction, the methods of sustainable viticulture are increasingly becoming the focus of public attention.

Biodiversity loss and global warming are emerging as two of the greatest challenges of our time. Winegrowing has not been left untouched by these developments either. Highly dependent on soil and weather conditions, extreme phenomena such as heat, drought, storms or hail can result in immense crop failures and thus major losses for the winegrowers. In addition, some methods of conventional viticulture are themselves likely to contribute to the progression of the global crisis.

For the Collectors Wine World, too, the issue of a sense of responsibility in viticulture is playing an increasingly important role. In order to integrate our Family & Friends community into the discourse, we will be dedicating ourselves to the most important terms of the sustainable wine business over the next few weeks.

Climate change and species extinction are spurring interest in sustainable viticulture.

With the disappearance of natural habitats due to human intervention, more and more animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. One reason for this decline in biodiversity is the progressive intensification of agriculture. Under certain conditions, nature can definitely benefit from human cultural activities.

The methods of integrated and organic viticulture consider the consequences of agricultural activities for the environment from the outset. In order to protect nature and use its resources sustainably, the topic of biodiversity is therefore actively included in the management of the vineyards.

With species-rich vegetation between the rows of vines, additional wild plant species sown and an overall natural farming method, sustainable-minded winegrowers aim to promote biological diversity in the ecosystem of their vineyards, reduce the negative effects of monocultures and continue to produce wines of the highest quality . With the exchange of chemical-synthetic pesticides and artificial fertilizers for organic fertilizers and herbal or mineral preparations for plant protection, they initiate the change from exploitative to cooperative work with nature.

In order to recognize precisely these pioneers among winegrowers for their commitment and courage, we have been highlighting environmentally friendly wines in our portfolio since 2019 with our BEST-IN-WINE seal.