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The Drinks Business Green Awards 2021: the winners

Following a ceremony yesterday afternoon in London, we are delighted to reveal the winners from The Drinks Business Green Awards 2021.

Now in its 12th year, the Green Awards is the only initiative to reward those operators in the drinks sector taking a eco-minded and sustainable approach to their business.

Below you’ll find the companies that were shortlisted for this year’s awards, as well as the recipients of commendations and the winners in each category.

The results were revealed at a live London-based ceremony at 3-5pm at The Club at The Ivy yesterday, Monday 29 November, where the drinks business team, the judges, and all shortlisted candidates enjoyed a range of sustainably-produced drinks from organic English sparkling to organic Malbec and Welsh mineral water (see list of our Green Awards supporters below).

Introducing the awards, I stressed the need for green-minded companies to consider all areas of their business when pursuing a sustainability agenda. Indeed, the producers who won big this year tended to be those who had looked at greening their energy use and generation, waste treatment, and transport type, while also considering recycling rates, packaging weight and, importantly, how they can benefit their surroundings, socially and environmentally.

As previously noted by db, the judges were particularly impressed at the quality of the entries this year, with one judge declaring this to be the best ever set of entries he had seen in this long-running awards programme.

A full report on all the recipients in this year’s Green Awards will appear in the January issue of the drinks business as well as online next month, featuring profiles of all the winning entries.

db is indebted to its drinks supporters who provided refreshments for this year’s ceremony, who are:

  • Ty Nant for the Welsh water
  • Emiliana Organic for the Chilean fizz
  • Oxney for the organic English sparkling
  • Domaine Bousquet for the organic rosé and Chardonnay from Argentina
  • Marqués de Cáceres for the Rioja Reserva
  • Pol Roger Portfolio for the Pol Roger Brut Réserve Champagne

We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors Amorim and Pol Roger Portfolio for their continued support of The Green Awards, as well as to our learned judges for their time and thoughtful decision-making.

Please read on to see the recipients of this year’s Green Awards.

The Amorim Sustainability Award (spirits)


  • Avallen Calvados
  • Cooper King Distillery
  • InchDairnie Distillery
  • Sloemotion Distillery
  • The Spearhead Group

Commendation: Sloemotion Distillery

Winner: Avallen Calvados

The Amorim Sustainability Award (wines, beers and cider)

  • C&C Group
  • California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA)
  • Cantina Toblino
  • Champagne Telmont
  • Hundred Hills
  • Ruffino Wines

Commendation: California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA)

Commendation: Champagne Telmont

Winner: Ruffino Wines

The Amorim Biodiversity Award


  • Accolade Wines – Banrock Station
  • Château Capet-Guillier – Antoine Moueix Propriétés
  • Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné
  • Jordan Vineyard & Winery
  • Viña Concha y Toro – Palo Alto

Commendation: Château Capet-Guillier

Commendation: Viña Concha y Toro for Palo Alto

Winner: Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné

The Green Packaging Award


  • Anora Group
  • Frugalpac
  • La Cantina Pizzolato
  • Sustainable Wine Solutions

Commendation: Frugalpac

Winner: EcoSPIRITS

Best Organic Initiative


  • Champagne Telmont
  • Gerard Bertrand
  • Medlock Ames
  • Saranskiy Distillers – Chisti Rosi Organic Vodka
  • Small Beer Co

Commendation: Champagne Telmont

Winner: Small Beer Co

The Ethical Award


  • Cantina Toblino
  • Journey’s End Vineyards
  • Bosman Family Vineyards
  • St Supéry
  • VSPT

Commendation: St Supéry

Winner: Journey’s End Vineyards

Green Launch of the Year


  • Bodegas Luzon
  • Coral Ethical Wine
  • Masi
  • Valdo Spumanti
  • Villa Maria

Commendation: Villa Maria

Winner: Coral Ethical Wine

The Renewable Energy Award


  • Belvedere Vodka
  • Petainer
  • Sogrape
  • Valdo Spumanti

Commendation: Petainer

Winner: Belvedere Vodka

Best Logistics and Supply Chain Green Initiative


  • FreshKeg
  • Kuehne & Nagel – Vinlog
  • Sustainable Wine Solutions

Commendation: Sustainable Wine Solutions

Winner: Kuehne & Nagel for Vinlog

Best Green Initiative

Winner: Jackson Family Wines and Familia Torres for the newly-expanded scope of International Wineries for Climate Action

The Water Management Award

Winner: Journey’s End Vineyards

Green Company of the Year


  • Concha y Toro
  • Cooper King
  • Familia Torres
  • Lanchester Wines
  • Petainer
  • VSPT

Commendation: Petainer

Commendation: Cooper King

Commendation: Lanchester Wines

Winner: Familia Torres

Green Personality of the Year

Bárbara Wolff Göpfert – head of corporate affairs and innovation at Chile’s VSPT wine group


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