Environmental Policy and Accreditations

Pond at woolshed at Peregrine

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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