What is some ideas that we could practice to make our vineyard more environmentally friendly, and/or sustainable?
We are already a carboNZero certified organisation, but wondering what we can do to improve more.
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Green means many things to many people. Sustainable has some more specific ideas. Check out the permaculture concept. Ask yourself if your vineyard could continue to do what you do now one hundred years from now without changing the quality of the soil or local ecology. Some more practical implementations:
examine all the "inputs" and "outputs" to your vineyard. Wooden stakes for vine support, bottles, fertilizer, gasoline for tractors, electricity for presses, fungicides enter your system and wine in bottles and waste leaves the system.
Could you supply your own stakes with coppiced shrubs/trees?