Our Head of Sustainability, Michelle McManus, talks to the here and now of our future in sustainability.
“What I love about the aspiration, the practice and the promise of sustainability is that it weaves together stories of science and stories of place. Science helps us understand the issues as well as the solutions, and the case for hope. It grounds our work in both the 'here and now', stretches us forward to think of future generations.
The care and stewarding of the land and soil has long been at the heart of Voyager's vineyard practices – and that sensibility carries right through to making our beautiful wines for you to enjoy.
Just a few ways we are driving our commitment to the long-term sustainability of our special part of the world:
- We now generate around 25% of our operational electricity from solar
- For 10 years we've been active, certified members of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia
- We offset the remaining non-solar operational activities by purchasing verified carbon offsets
- The pathway towards organic certification across the vineyard continues to forge ahead – and now we're taking organic practices more and more into our gardens
- In 2021, our kitchen team started taking steps towards radically reducing single-use plastic
- We've planted over 60,000 indigenous trees and shrubs in the last 10 years and have more plans to keep restoring and linking up to precious local ecological areas
We're about to take a closer look at our carbon footprint and take the next steps towards contributing to climate change and emissions reductions. We're examining and working out everything from growing more of our food, the way the essential materials and ingredients for our business come in and the way our wines move about the place.
We know we'll need to work with others in our desire to create and leave a sustainable legacy – that means working with our suppliers, our customers and our community to create sustainable business ecosystems.
So, the next chapter of our sustainability story calls on more looking 'outward' to better understand things that matter to our customers, our community, and all of us. Like all living things, it's always in the process of unfolding."