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Porto Protocol launches documentary about efforts to tackle climate change

Porto Protocol has launched the first of a series of documentary films dedicated to the work of its community to tackle climate change, which premiered at the Green Wine Future Conference.

Porto Protocol launches documentary about efforts to tackle climate change

The 55-minute documentary features first hand testimonials from vintners across the world.

Members of the organisation share how climate change has impacted them directly, what they are doing to address it and why Porto Protocol matters to them.

Those speaking include winemakers from South Africa (Spier and Villiera Wines) to the US (Abacela, Crimson Wine Group, RAEN Winery, Lail Vineyards and Vineyards at Dodon), France (Chateau Maris, Chêne Bleu and Domaine Dujac) to Portugal (The Fladgate Partnership, Soalheiro and Textura Wines).

Cathy Brewer, Director at Villiera Wines said of the climate change documentary: “It was a really good timing and a privilege to be part of it.

“We joined the Porto Protocol a number of years ago to learn from and observe what other like-minded producers were doing.

“Climate change is a long-term project, and it is the sum of what one does that makes a difference. Customers are now demanding change from the vineyard, cellar, social and packaging side. Members of the Porto Protocol have come up with a variety of innovative ideas to combat climate change.

“There is no need to operate in a vacuum and make expensive mistakes when we can learn from others. It makes perfect sense to join the Porto Protocol and find and share solutions. The world needs to work together to solve this massive problem.”

Porto Protocol is marking another milestone alongside the documentary release – a rebrand. The organisation’s new logo has been designed to emulate the steep vineyards of the Douro Valley, where Porto Protocol was born. New features have also been added to the website, making the search for solutions, innovations, and best practices easier for its members.

For winemakers looking to tackle climate change, here are six ways to be a more eco-friendly drinks producer.

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