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A deep desire to provide a planet for our 5 children leads Heritage Estate to explore sustainable practices.
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Use of minimal chemicals ensures a planet balance and hopefully achieves climate stabalisation.
Heritage Estate uses solar energy to drive all the processes in the winery and cellar door.
We employ multiple practices to ensure maximum benefit from available water…
Heritage Estate uses laser light to scare bird life without harming it or creating noise pollution. We will also install deer fencing to our southern vineyard.
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Heritage Estate’s sustainability practices start in the vineyard where the production of beautiful fruit is a direct result of farming techniques. From there our manufacture includes use of light weight bottles, brown packaging for bags and boxes. At the cellar door, we use sustainable heating and cooling using natural methods like large building overhangs and so we do not use air-conditioning. In our sales we print on both sides of the paper, with production of labels also in-house to ensure exact numbers are printed.
Sustainable Farming and Environmental Measures
The following measures help ensure sustainable farming and environmental capacity.
- Water tanks are attached to all buildings to capture rain water used within the facility.
- Heritage plough through the rows to ensure soil is heaped on the vines and trenches capture the rain to deliver rains to the roots, instead of running off.
- Tempranillo planted in 2019 using recycled posts and irrigation equipment.
- Our cold rooms and fridges are on timers that turn off during the evening when solar is not being used.
- Compost of vine clippings, woodchip, mushroom compost, bull and chicken manure and straw is added to the soil which retains moisture and adds nutrients as well as buries carbon in the soil.
Landmark soil analysis every year to ensure the missing elements are returned.
Water wastage further eliminated with Drip (drip, drip) irrigation in every vineyard.
- Solar energy used for all power consumption.
- Wildlife control through Laser (for Bird life) and Fences (for animals).
- Light weight bottles, not printed, brown packaging for bags and boxes.
New Technology Research
During vintage we use a flotation pump to ensure that juice settling efficiency is maximised. The pump uses nitrogen to saturate the juice, and this forces the pulp to rise to the surface as opposed to time consuming and energy hungry cold settling.
Exciting times at Heritage! We are planting a new block of Tempranillo. Keep following this post to see how they progress.
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Sustainability of the land as well as people’s well being are the two top priorities at Heritage Estate. In 2019 Heritage has donated to The Leukemia Fund, The Queensland Fire Brigade and Drought Assist Organisation. “A sustainable agriculture is one which depletes neither the people nor the land.” Wendell Berry.
Heritage already uses solar energy. All lights at the cellar door are energy efficient LED bulbs. We will soon setup a charging station to share this energy.
Sustainable farming practices ensure maximum resource benefits.
Whilst the climate warms, Heritage Wines stay cool.
Bird control in a humane fashion.
Heritage look after people as our first priority resource.
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Drought Relief Campaign
Along with Golden Grove Estate and 10 other wineries on the Granite Belt, Heritage Estate has donated $20000 to the charity organisation Drought Assist to help people affected by drough in the Granite Belt.
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A visit from acclaimed travel writer Kerri McConnel has showcased the best wineries in Queensland and the Granite Belt. Heritage Estate scrubs up and Kerri polishes the story with aplomb. https://www.beerandcroissants.com/stanthorpe-wine-tours/ Kerri opens with...
A recent visit from Mira and Tony from Divine Fruits to forge a successful relationship for the future. https://divinefruits.com.au/wine-dine-in-spectacular-stanthorpe/
James Halliday 2020 results Queensland Heritage Estate in the top 8% of wineries in Australia ★★★★★ QLD 5 Star winery 4 out of 5 years
James Halliday 2020 results are out. Heritage Estate is in the top 8% of wineries in Australia and a ★★★★★ 5 Star winery 4 out of 5 years! The wines have been tasted for the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion and we're celebrating because Heritage Estate is awarded 5 stars...
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