Sustainable Winegrowing programme or bust? (NZ)
Over 95 per cent of New Zealand’s vineyard area is part of the industry’s sustainable-winegrowing push. But Terry Dunleavy, a former executive officer of the Wine Institute, has reservations. “We’ve conned ourselves into a preoccupation with sustainability on the environmental front rather than sustainability on the economic front,” Dunleavy said. Wineries are at odds over whether to back the industry’s Sustainable Winegrowing programme, writes Michael Cooper in the NZ Listener.