Sustainability at Balfour Winery
We are incredibly proud to be one of the founding members of the Sustainable Wines of Great Britain (SWGB) certification scheme. Our experienced viticultural team have been working hard to ensure that our sites meet the exacting standards required to be certified under the SWGB scheme.
“Sustainable Wines of Great Britain’s (SWGB) mission is “to secure environmental sustainability at the heart of UK wine production”. It is a service to WineGB members which seeks to inform them on sustainable issues and encourage them to become more environmentally sustainable production of wine in the UK.”
The scheme has specific guidelines which are designed to meet objectives in both vineyard and winery, pertaining to issues such as soil health (vineyard), the reduction and optimisation of pesticide inputs (vineyard), energy and water conservation (winery), and carbon footprint reduction (winery).