The Tasmanian VinØ system is a tailored, accredited environmental management framework, to assist producers to monitor, report and improve their practices. The program was launched at Wine Tasmania's Field Day in 2015 and a presentation providing an overview of the program is available here.
It is a significant and important initiative, providing a user-friendly and practical reporting tool. Program members receive a detailed annual benchmarking report, which identifies areas where they are performing strongly and areas requiring improvement. It also allows them to assess their performance alongside other program members. View an example of this benchmarking report here.
Not only is this intended to support vineyard practices, outcomes and efficiencies, it will also provide a credible platform which can be promoted to customers in due course. The Wine Tasmania Marketing Committee is developing a communication, promotion and branding program to support the VinØ system.
The reporting criteria dictate the minimum requirements to attain achievement of progress toward Best Management Practice. It was initiated to accomplish two objectives:
- To provide a template for all Tasmanian winegrowers to assess and improve their own sustainability against a set of Best Practice parameters and recognised metrics; and
- To provide the evidence to the greater community that Tasmanian winegrowers take their stewardship of the landscape seriously.
“Sustainable production is an economically viable system in which production occurs without degrading or damaging the natural resources that support production, benefiting the property, the community, the broader environment and future generations.”
VinØ has been made possible through the work of the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association, which has offered its program to other wine regions, as well as the dedicated efforts of the Wine Tasmania Technical Committee to review and tailor this for Tasmania.
This program, which was launched in March 2016, is only available to members of Wine Tasmania.
If you are not a member of Wine Tasmania and would like further information about membership and VinØ, please contact the office on (03) 6223 3770 or send an email to email@example.com.
VinØ is only available to members of Wine Tasmania. The registration fee is $200+GST for the current season. The new season begins on 1 September each year.
How to Order:
To order on-line, please click the "Add to Cart" button below. Follow the prompts to make your registration payment via Paypal.
Once your payment has been received you will be contacted by Wine Tasmania with a receipt, further instructions for accessing the program and FAQs.
We thank you for your registration.