We look in
Your body is your temple and so organic and preservative-free wines are the aims of our game. Keeping the nasties out of our earth and your insides. In our vineyards, we only use natural methods to make sure our soil is fertile and we carry this ethos through until bottling, which also produces a better-balanced wine. Less handling overall, within the beautiful process of winemaking, means not only does it taste better, but it's better for your body.
We look ahead
We’re on a mission, to go beyond our current carbon neutrality balance, to make our winemaking practice even better for the land that we rely upon.
Our aim is for Temple Bruer to be carbon neutral in its own right by 2020. We’re striving to achieve this through increasing our generation of renewable electricity through a combination of solar initiatives such as a solar bore pump, this will mean no diesel generators. Improving our winery hot water system to use heat recovery off the refrigeration system. We’ve invested in a pyrolysis kiln, used to turn green waste into biochar. In the off chance you’re not the weed nerds that we are, wink wink - biochar is created from the growth and harvest of a humble little weed going by the name of Arundo Donax, well its actually a giant weed, and grows incredibly fast! In its biochar form, one tonne of this magical matter can captures nearly four tonne of CO2 - an achievement that never fails to amaze us.
Continuing to search for further savings and participating in the federal government’s carbon farming initiative. These are only a few of the ways we are dedicated to further reducing our footprint in anyway possible.
So far, we've achieved our carbon neutrality status by measuring our carbon footprint through a cradle-to-gate lifecycle analysis. We measure how much CO2 is produced from all of our processes, even including the product’s purchase as well as those performed by our team up until the wine is sold. All of this is about to change, to go one step further and aim for Zero Net Emissions means we have said goodbye to Canopy, and hello to Eco2Sys to look across our business as a whole and find where we can improve.
But we’re raising our glass to a clean future.
We look out
We’re not gonna lie – we’re pretty proud of what we’ve achieved so far. But we know we still have some way to go to achieve our dream: carbon neutrality without the purchase of offsets.
But as we work toward this goal, it keeps us happy to know that these offsets provide environmental, social and economic benefits to people around the world.
Our previous Carbon Credits have helped to establish programs such as; in indigenous communities developing their land’s carbon potential to helping improve cooking facilities in Thai villages, which then in turn reduced throat cancer amongst local women.
What we are working towards currently is to be certified Carbon Neutral through NCOS, a nationally certified scheme. In amongst all this we are looking at solar water pumping systems, better solar systems at the winery. If it weren't enough we are also looking to be possibly the first carbon farming vineyard/winery in the country.....keep you posted!