Sense and sustainability: How wine producers are protecting the environment

Miguel A. Torres, president, Familia Torres

“Our Torres & Earth programme has the objective of reducing our CO2 emissions per bottle from the vineyard to the final transportation by 30% by 2020.

Since 2008, we have invested more than €12 million (£10.8m) in the project and, so far, have reduced our carbon emissions per bottle by 25.4%. Torres & Earth has a relatively wide approach and includes renewable energies, eco-efficiency in transport, optimisation of water use, adaption measures in the vineyards, and biodiversity, which includes forest stewardship and reforestation.

In 2017 we started a Carbon Capture and Reuse programme, experimenting with different CCR technologies to find ways of making use of the CO2 produced from fermentation. We also switched to organic viticulture in the 1980s.”

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