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.


Minimum Season 2022 Impact Story

Our 2022 IMPACT STORY IS HERE!

In 2022 we:

  • ⋐ Contributed 8.1% of our revenue to impact!

  • ⋒ Composted over 30 tonnes of organic 'waste' back into soil!

  • ⋑ Planted 6,993 trees!

  • ⋓ Got certified B Corp!

Read the full story now →

You can also still read our previous Calendar Year 2020 Impact Report HERE 

1% TO PAYING THE RENT.

Since 2022, we have pledged 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,
Aboriginal land.

Each quarter, payment is made to a First Nations-led, grassroots organisation. So far, rent payments have been paid to:
Djirra
Pay The Rent
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Firesticks Alliance

This is just one of of many steps we can take in solidarity;
we hope to take many more, with you.

Here's a little more info on the organisations...


Djirra and Minimum organic wines

Djirra

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 & Minimum Organic Wines

Pay The Rent

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.

 

Yorta Yorta & Minimum Organic Wines

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

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.

 

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Firesticks Alliance

Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation is an Indigenous-led network that aims to restore cultural burning practices by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire and land management. It is an initiative for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to look after Country, continuously building on past knowledge to form new connections and identities.

Firesticks Alliance also focuses on the mentorship of future fire stewards and scientific monitoring to better understand fire's ecological impact on Country.

 

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1% TO THE PLANET.

Thanks to you we've planted over 13,300 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...



New Zealand Tree Planting x Minimum Organic Australian Wines

Waingake Native Restoration

Where
Tairāwhiti, New Zealand.

When
2024.

Trees
Aristotelia serrata (wineberry), Carpodetus serratus (putaputaweta), Coprosma robusta (karamu), Cordyline australis (cabbage tree/ti kouka), Dacrycarpus dacrydioides (kahikatea), Fuchsia excorticata (kotukutuku), Kunzea species (kanuka), Leptospermum scoparium (mānuka), Myrsine australis (red matipo), Pittosporum eugenioides (tarata), Pittosporum tenuifolium (kohuhu), Podocarpus totara (totara), Pseudopanax crassifolius (lancewood), Weinmannia racemose (kamahi).

Your contribution
592 trees!

Project size
167,500 plants.

About the project
This project is part of a long-term, staged transition of a previously monocropped pine plantation in the Northeast of New Zealand to a native broadleaf-podocarp forest (one of the indigenous forest types in New Zealand). Following the pine harvest, land will be handed back to a partnership represented by local iwi and hapū tribal groups. In the first year, mānuka trees will be planted at a high density, and in the following year a diverse set of natives (mostly tall tree species) will be interplanted. The team are also developing an "eco-sourcing" initiative for the seeds; seed collection and propagation carried out by local specialists in whakapapa. As such, a major feature of this project is re-establishing cultural wellbeing via community-led native forest restoration.

 

Philippines Tree Planting x Minimum Organic Wines

Philippines Indigenous Reforestation

Where
Within the Ancestral Domain of the Dumagat and Alta Indigenous communities. Aurora, Philippines.

When
2022 and 2023.

Trees
Native and endemic species including White/Red Lauan (Shorea contorta/negrosensis), Mayapis (Shorea palosapis), Yakal (Shorea astylosa), Malakatmon (Dillenia luzoniensis), Tangile (Shorea polysperma), Malabayabas (Tristaniopsis decorticata) and Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis).

Your contribution
462 trees!

Project size
200,000 plants.

About the project
The planting project (988 acres) is located within the Ancestral Domain of the Dumagat and Alta Indigenous communities in the municipality of San Luis, province of Aurora in northeastern Philippines. Aurora Province is located in the central portion of the Sierra Madre Biodiversity Corridor (SMBC), and the numerous degraded planting sites have specific characteristics that require different approaches. A primary goal of the project is to restore native vegetation to protect the areas from landslide and sea-level rise (as the areas are within 400m from the shoreline). Whilst being the ancestral homeland of the Dumagat and Alta Peoples, crucial for hunting, timber, food/medicine and sacred ritual sites, the area is also home to the critically endangered Philippine Eagle and several other endangered or vulnerable species. The local community will be the primary stakeholders and will manage the project and outcomes themselves, with mentorship and up-skilling where needed.

 

Regenerating Marna Banggara

Regenerating Marna Banggara

Where
Point Pearce, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

When
2022 and 2023.

Trees
Mallee Box, Golden Wattle, Drooping Sheoak, Native Apricot, Wreath Wattle, Umbrella Bush, Elegant Wattle, Coast Bitter-Bush, Common Oak-Bush, Sweet Bursaria, Native Scurf-Pea, Black-Anther Flax-Lily, Sticky Hop-Bush, Ruby Saltbush, White Goodenia, Dwarf Hakea, Dryland Tea-Tree, Coast Daisy-Bush, Twiggy Daisy-Bush & Seaberry Saltbush.

Your contribution
563 trees!

Project size
70,000 trees & plants.

About the project
Located in an Indigenous Protected Area on the Yorke Peninsula (South Australia), Nurungga Country, is a Eucalyptus Porosa (Mallee Box) woodland. Named Marna Banggara (marna = ‘healthy or prosperous’ and banggara = ‘Country’), the project collaborates with Landcare Australia and the Nurungga Traditional Owners to restore native vegetation and increase landscape connectivity on this site. The site is home to several threatened species, including the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat. The carbon rights generated by the project will be owned and managed by the Narungga Community and the Indigenous Land Council, and the goal is to revegetate 350 hectares this year!

Honduras Tree Planting x Minimum Organic Wines

Honduras Regenerative Agroforestry Network

Where
Honduras.

When
2022 and 2023.

Trees
Predominately Inga, Avocado, Citrus, Rambutan & Cacao with some other hardwood and fruiting trees depending on the specific micro-climates of each site.

Your contribution
1,141 trees!

Project size
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.

One Tree Planted Every Dozen Sold in India Mangrove Project Minimum Organic Wines

Women-led mangrove restoration in India: Part II

Where
Andhra Pradesh.

When
2022 to 2024.

Trees
Avicennia marina, avicennia officinalis, axcoecaria agallocha, rhizophora mucronata, bruguiera gymnorrhiza as well as some supporting species like thespesia populne and hibiscus tiliaceus.

Your contribution
1,324 trees!

Project size
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

Where
Cerro del Cacique, Zitacuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.

When
July to October 2022.

Trees
Predominately abies religioso and pinus pseudostrobus.

Your contribution
458 trees!

Project size
400,000 trees.

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.

Mangrove restoration x Minimum Wines

Women-led mangrove restoration in India: Part I

Where
West Bengal, India.

When
July to August 2022.

Trees
Predominately planting a multi-species mix of four genera: avicennia, ceriops, bruguiera and rhizophora.

Your contribution
670 trees!

Project size
10,000 trees.

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.

Rwanda Tree planting by Minimum Wines Organic wine

Regeneration for climate resilience in Rwanda

Where
Eastern and Western Provinces of Rwanda.

When
October to December 2021.

Trees
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.

Your contribution
2200 trees!

Project size
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.