Henschke, along with Taylors Wines, Treasury Wine Estates and Hayes Family Wines have been named the winners of the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards, presented by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA).
The 2022 awards had a theme of Leadership and SAWIA Chief Executive Brian Smedley said all entrants displayed strong environmental leadership despite a challenging economic climate.
“These awards recognise and celebrate the achievements and innovations of South Australian wine companies in environmental practice and provide leadership and inspiration for others to benefit from improved environmental management,” Mr Smedley said.
“This year, it is especially positive to recognise sustainability initiatives that progressed in spite of tough operating conditions brought on by COVID-19 and other externalities.”
Henschke was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award in the Small-Medium Winery category, presented by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) for their future-proofing projects – including investing in renewable power generation and battery storage, coupled with real-time energy monitoring, to move our business towards grid independence as part of their 100% renewable energy goal.
The SAWIA Environmental Excellence Awards aim to recognise members who go above and beyond the basics of environmental management systems by demonstrating leadership in areas of energy and carbon, land and biodiversity, and water and waste.
Congratulation to all those involved in this significant energy project for Henschke.