We do everything to bring top-quality products to the market, and we also treat the environment responsibly.
Energy & Water
For us, sustainability is not just a word, but part of our philosophy. We believe our approach helps protect and preserve natural resources for future generations. Drought is an increasing problem for Moravian vineyards. That is why the careful management of water is our priority. We are looking for ways to effectively retain water in the landscape and to reduce the amount of water used in vineyards and wine production. We place maximum emphasis on efficiency, so we use technologies to monitor soil and plant moisture.
We also invest in wastewater treatment and recycling systems. Energy consumption is also an important factor in wine production. That's why we make great efforts to minimize its consumption, we try to introduce energy-saving devices wherever possible and thus permanently reduce the energy demand of our operations.
We look at waste as a new resource and look for further uses for it in every step. This is also why we were able to commit that by 2030, less than 1% of our waste will end up in landfill. The main part of our waste is the glass in which we bottle our products, which is recyclable. We also use a large part of the waste from grape pressing. We process it into so-called vermicompost, a natural fertilizer rich in nutrients, which we return to the soil in our vineyards. We also said goodbye to paper. In recent years, we have gradually switched to electronic communication instead of paper communication in most of our administrative departments.
Packaging can play a major role in increasing the carbon footprint. That is why we accept economical solutions in production, packaging and transport. Thanks to them, we manage to significantly reduce the overall impact on the environment. We offer our products in glass bottles that can be easily and repeatedly recycled without losing their quality. We also take into account the weight, because the heavier the bottle, the higher the demands for their transport. Since 2020, we have been working on slimming bottles, which will save us over 1,200 tons of glass in 2023. But the bottles are just an example of our efforts. We are working on weight reduction for all packaging. Thanks to this, we saved over 520 tons of packaging in 2022 alone.
We are well aware of our role in protecting the landscape and the values symbolized by Czech winemaking. We feel co-responsible for the development of a field that is part of our common heritage. That's why we direct our energy, effort, care and the latest knowledge exactly where our strength comes from - the vineyards. For us, vineyards are not just endless rows stretching into the distance. We perceive them as part of a wider whole, a cultural landscape where the activities of nature and man meet. We are actively looking for options in the fight against climate change. In cooperation with experts, we are dedicated to testing new viticultural practices and technologies in order to help Moravian vineyards. We implement our own project "To the vineyards", which focuses on three key areas - support for winegrowers, the return of water and life to the vineyards, and relations with municipalities and communities.