Facing climate change
Adapting to climate change with every tool available
At AdVini, we contend better with drought by adapting our choices of grape varieties and rootstocks to plant. Certain varieties evaporate less water and are better at drawing it from the soil; these often-traditional varieties are the ones we choose for planting.
In addition to variety choice, wine making practices in general have been adjusted over time. More shade can be provided to berries using a Gobelet system of vine training, for example. The direction in which rows are planted is also changing: winegrowers historically sought to maximize sunlight, but now tend to limit it as much as possible. These solutions completely redesign vineyard architecture to enhance vine function.
Another tragic consequence of climate change is spring frosts. We work with the world of research and explore every possibility to find the most suitable solutions for each of our vineyards.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are exploring every option available to consume less fossil fuel, including less frequent tilling and trying new technology like electric tractors and vineyard robots. We also do everything we can to reduce our energy consumption at our sites and take an ecologically sound approach to product design.
Carbon capture and storage —for a very long time— in the soil, hedges, trees and other cover in our vineyards is one example of how we take our responsibilities seriously.
The good news does not end there: carbon capture using the organic matter in soil adds new life and increases a soil’s ability to retain water! A virtuous circle is set in motion in which increased organic matter retains carbon in the soil and increases biodiversity and available water reserves, giving vines both greater access to nutrients and water and resiliency to hazards. These solutions enable us to attenuate and adapt to climate change.