Sense and sustainability: How wine producers are protecting the environment

Anne Bousquet, owner and CEO, Domaine Bousquet 

“Sustainability includes economic sustainability for the surrounding community. When we settled in Tupungato, Chile, the area was a rural backwater.

We joined an alliance of local wineries in funding the construction of a new road, providing better access for employees, deliveries and a growing number of tourists.

Our crops are grown in harmony with nature without using any chemicals. Instead, we use natural fertilisers, including our own compost. We also take care of water shortages by investing in water treatment facilities to minimise our consumption and reuse it for irrigation.

We only use lightweight glass bottles for our entire portfolio. Being organic was never a sales gimmick. Stewardship of the land is a necessity. Unlike many wineries, whose organic wines are a line within the portfolio mix, Domaine Bousquet’s fruit has been 100% organic from the off.”

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