Environmental Policy and Accreditations

Queenstown Wine Trail is committed to the environment and takes active steps to minimise the impact of our operation. Current environmental initiatives of Queenstown Wine Trail:

  • Our vehicles are serviced and maintained regularly which helps reduce fuel usage and carbon emissions.
  • We are in a process of upgrading to new, modern and more efficient vehicles which have less impact on our environment.
  • We use cold water and only biodegradable cleaning products to wash our vehicles.
  • Our members of staff are trained in emission-reducing driving techniques, waste management, water and energy conservation.
  • We use refillable ink cartridges.
  • We ensure that all our printing material and products are sustainably sourced.
  • Any waste is recycled.
  • The majority of the vineyards visited are Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand Accredited Vineyards – for more information see the New Zealand Wine web site

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