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db Green Awards 2013 winners announced

23rd April, 2013 by db_staff

Green Personality Award

Winner: Carlo de Biasi, chief agronomist, Casa Vinicola Zonin

carlo de biasiParticularly hard-fought this year was the personality award. After much discussion however it was Zonin’s chief agronomist Carlo de Biasi who swayed the judges for his commitment to furthering green practices both within his company and outside it, and, in particular, his range of initiatives during the last 12 months.

During the course of 2012, he has taken his belief in organic viticulture and sustainable practices to all Zonin’s estates in Italy. This has encompassed research into disease-resistant varieties for use in marginal vineyard sites. Beyond his work at Zonin however he has devoted his free time to managing a new handbook of sustainability for wineries in partnership with TERGEO, a project initiated by Unione Italiana Vini. He is also working for the same organisation on the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products. Outside Italy he is also a member of the Paris-based Lien de la Vigne, founded in 1992 to bring together representatives from wine-producing countries to address technical issues, particularly sustainability in viticulture and winemaking. He was also one of the key speakers at November’s wine marketing seminar on sustainability in San Michele all’ Adige. As one of the judges summarised, “What he is doing at Zonin is highly impressive but he is also furthering environmental causes in the wider industy.”

Runner-up: Jonathan Grieve, Avondale Wine

Hugely influential biodynamic advocate in South Africa Jonathan Grieve impressed the judges for his attempts to minimise the impact of his business on the environment and also educate others in sustainable viticulture and eco-conscious living.

Shortlist:

Melissa Brown – Gemtree Vineyards

Jonathan Grieve – Avondale Wine

Carlo de Biasi – Casa Vinicola Zonin

Matt Winterburn – Carlsberg UK

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