The international wine industry returns to discuss and evaluate important and valuable concepts for the future of the industry like sustainability and ecology.
Wine industry experts will meet on November 26 in Vilafranca del Penedès in the EcoSostenibleWine with the objective to incorporate new environmental aspects beyond current regulations.
This fourth edition will discuss the current organic production system, since there is a strong demand from the sector to go further than the actual strict legislation.
More and more, international consumers ask for wines made beyond organic production, entailing respect for the environment, landscape and land preservation and taking into consideration the current climate challenges. Given these premises, EcoSostenibleWine 2014 aims to establish new models of viticulture to achieve these goals.
EcoSostenibleWine is a forum of reference for sustainable and organic viticulture which makes the Penedès region in Catalonia pioneer in this debate. Some of the tips and sustainable practices that were reported at the ESW2012 were: improving the use of renewable energies, implementing techniques to rationalize water use as reutilization at the cellar, carbon footprint calculation or the consequences of sustainability in production, marketing, promotion, territory, etc.
EcoSostenibleWine 2014 is organized by VIMAC (Foundation for the protection of the vineyard, the environment and consumers), AVC (Catalan Wine Association) and Cava Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment of the Generalitat of Catalonia and INCAVI (Catalan Institute of Vine and Wine).