Five percent to impact
Good product. Good people. Good place.
We are committed to creating quality organic wines, that are progressive, approachable and celebrate their own personalities.
We commit ourselves, beyond wine, to always contribute at least 5% of revenue to positive social and environmental impact.
Our 2020 Impact Report.
In 2020 we:
⋐ Contributed 5.2% of our revenue to impact.
⋒ Composted over 27 tonnes of organic 'waste' back into soil.
⋑ Planted 2,049 trees.
⋓ Went beyond carbon neutral.
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(We are transitioning to financial year impact reporting → 2021/22 Impact Report coming July/August 2022.)
1% TO PAYING THE RENT.
From this year forwards, we're pledging 1% of our revenue to paying the rent.
Paying the rent is a step we take with you, collectively:
it acknowledges that we live on stolen land,
that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded,
and that this always was,
and always will be,
Here's a little more info on the organisations...
To help celebrate International Women's Day, our first rent payment will be made to Djirra (Naarm).
Djirra is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women, a place where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women, particularly to those who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.
Djirra is the Woiwurrung word for the reed used by Wurundjeri women for basket weaving.
Pay The Rent is a grassroot-to-grassroots organisation, based on the lands of the Kulin Nation.
Run by a Sovereign Body of First Nations representatives, Pay The Rent ensures decisions are made transparently and are centred around the needs of First Nations people.
Rent payments are payments made for the use and benefit of occupying Aboriginal land, and as a mechanism of reparation.
The vineyard from which we harvest our grapes is located on Yorta Yorta Country, stolen land.
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) is comprised of peoples with unequivocal bloodlines to the Original Ancestors of Yorta Yorta Country. YYNAC represents the descendants of these Original Ancestors and they have the power and right to approve/deny Cultural Heritage on Yorta Yorta Country.
1% TO THE PLANET.
Thanks to you we've planted over 11,500 trees so far!!
We feel so grateful to be able to plant one tree for every dozen sold. Here is a little info on where your trees have been planted most recently...
Honduras Regenerative Agroforestry Network
2022 to 2023.
Predominately Inga, Avocado, Citrus, Rambutan & Cacao with some other hardwood and fruiting trees depending on the specific micro-climates of each site.
300,000 trees & plants.
About the project
For over nine years, a group of Honduran locals have been establishing a network of organic, regenerative agroforestry farms. Utilising mainly alley cropping (planting rows of trees, in between which crops are planted), the group has worked with over 300 subsistence farming families to establish agroforestry systems. The major goal of the project is to help establish climate-smart systems that deliver food sovereignty within 2-3 years, as well as increasing soil fertility, nutrient cycling and crop diversity. Another goal of the project is to hopefully present regenerative agroforestry as a substitute for the fairly common, but destructive, technique of slash-and-burn agriculture by using trees to fix nitrogen in the soil. The project also helps prevent erosion and helps to maintain watersheds and in some cases revive long-lost springs.
Women-led mangrove restoration in India: Part II
2022 to 2024.
Avicennia marina, avicennia officinalis, axcoecaria agallocha, rhizophora mucronata, bruguiera gymnorrhiza as well as some supporting species like thespesia populne and hibiscus tiliaceus.
466,200 trees & plants.
About the project
Around 350 hectares of mangroves in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh (a South-Eastern state of India) will be restored via community participation. As well as the initial mangrove plantings, a nursery with capacity of 400,000 mangrove saplings per year will be established by a network of 10 women-led community groups. The plantings will be space at around 3,300 per hectare, with a 50-hectare zone dedicated to an integrated shellfish/fish farming operation. Not only will this restore ecological niches for a variety of species (fish, bivalves, birds, etc) it will also function as a much needed buffer against strong winds/waves and encroaching salinity issues from global warming-induced changes to the ocean. The project will see around 100 hectares of salt-effected agricultural land being re-engaged with as mangrove-based agricultural and aquaculture, directly benefitting an estimated 5,000 people in the region.
Monarch Butterfly habitat planting in Mexico
Cerro del Cacique, Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.
July - October 2022.
Predominately abies religioso and pinus pseudostrobus.
About the project
One of the greatest (multi-generational) migration stories in the natural world is that of the monarch butterfly of the North Americas. For those living east of the Rockies, they fly down to Mariposa Monarca Biosphere Reserve in the Michoacán, Mexico. Second, third and fourth generations of monarchs then make the long flight back north. This tree planting project is located in Michoacán, a critical habitat for the monarchs that are seeing their nesting tree Oyamel (Abies religiosa) suffer due to climate change and extractive industries. Exploitatory logging pressure and higher temperatures (Oyamel is slowly dying back lower down on the mountain from the heat of climate change) is reducing and displacing the Oyamel and local peoples, and in turn is massively effecting the migratory nesting grounds of the monarchs. This project aims to plant 400,000 trees in Michoacán (Oyamel, some native pines and other trees/shrubs), alongside a number of other affiliated projects in the area to help not only the monarchs, but with the general health of the Michoacán ecosystem. This project is underway in tight cooperation with local communities, who will be heavily involved with the planting, and will see the ecological/social benefits that flow on from the restoration.
Women-led mangrove restoration in India: Part I
West Bengal, India.
July - August 2022.
Predominately planting a multi-species mix of four genera: avicennia, ceriops, bruguiera and rhizophora.
About the project
We're especially stoked to be able to support this small mangrove restoration project, run entirely by local women in India. The restoration site is a 7-acre mudflat that's severely degraded, however the initial stages of the project are to set up a local nursery and train a group of local women in the fine (and apparently quite difficult) art of germinating and growing mangrove saplings. Saplings will be raised from seed collected from nearby mangrove forests and planted at a density of 1,200 saplings per acre. The crew will then follow up in 2023 to re-plant around 2,000 saplings given they're likely to lose 15-20% of saplings in the first year. In addition to re-planting over time, the crew is setting up a surveillance and monitoring system (called Mangrove Watch) to generate ongoing data and to help establish long-term health of the budding mangrove forest.
Regeneration for climate resilience in Rwanda
Eastern and Western Provinces of Rwanda.
October - December 2021.
Grevillea, acuminata, cedrela, river tamarind, calliandra, tree tomato, passionfruit, nile tulip, citrus, red hot poker tree, umbrella tree, yellowwood tree plus several other native understory plants.
900,000 trees planted 2021.
About the project
The overall goal of this project is to regenerate degraded mountainous areas in several parts of Rwanda. The idea is to improve climate resilience by improving soil fertility, generate better agro-ecosystems to help farmers and land managers, protect and improve biodiversity around critical watersheds and enhance community dynamics and food sovereignty in the surrounding areas. There's a big focus on collaboration and community involvement in this project, especially in regards to up-skilling local farmers in agroforestry and silvopasture techniques. The project's moto is "Collaborative Action for Nature and People" (which we love!). In terms of plants, a number of different evergreen, deciduous, fruiting and understory plants will be used, providing the necessary diversity to help restore a dynamic ecosystem.