This programme is an initiative established to promote the production of premium quality wine utilising environmentally friendly and responsible practices.
Organic philosophies drive our approach to wine growing and in 2009 Dog Point Vineyards started the process of organic conversion.
One of the initiatives we carry out as part of our organic regime is the turning of vine prunings and winery waste into mulch to create a healthy organic compost for use on plantings throughout the property. We also collect leachate from this process and apply it to the vineyards as a fertiliser to help conserve moisture and improve the soil structure.
In spring, we plant cover crop such as buckwheat and phacelia between the vines to encourage beneficial insects for biological control of insect pests. And over the winter months, 2,500 sheep and 25 steers are brought onto the property to keep the grass and weeds down, and to add organic matter to the soil.