VinØ (“VinZero”) is a program that has been developed to measure, improve and report on the management practices of Tasmanian wine grape growers across the island.
This program ensures that Tasmania’s hard-working grape growers are doing everything they can to produce very high-quality wine grapes, without negative impacts on the environment or local community. VinØ members understand the connection with the land and people and recognise that we are custodians with a responsibility to the future prosperity of Tasmania.
The VinØ program focuses on the following key areas of vineyard management:
- The health of our soils, on which we rely for high quality wine grapes
- Managing pest and disease pressures in an environmentally responsible manner
- Biodiversity - using natural flora and fauna to support land and vineyard health
- Water - measuring and minimising water use in vineyards
- Waste - responsibly managing waste and recycling
- People - looking after our valuable vineyard personnel, and the broader community
The VinØ program provides a framework on the world’s best possible practices across each of these critical areas. Tasmanian grape growers use this framework to monitor, measure, report, benchmark and constantly improve their practices.
Download the 2018/19 brochure here.
The VinØ Report for the 2017/18 season is now available and provides a snapshot of how the program members are performing as a collective in supporting and securing our Tasmanian viticultural future.
View the report here.
Members of the 2018/19 Program
Bell and Gong
Clover Hill Wines
Gala Estate Vineyard
Goaty Hill Vineyard
Holm Oak Vineyards
Jansz Parish Vineyard
Josef Chromy Wines
Tamar Ridge & Devils Corner
The Ridge North Lilydale
Information for Tasmanian Producers wishing to participate, please visit here
To type the word VinØ, type Vin, followed by holding the ALT key, 0216. V-i-n-ALT 0216