We are Excited to Announce a Move to Organic Certification
It's one of our most exciting announcements to date - our transition to organic certification.
Steve James, Manager Winemaking & Viticulture, has confirmed that 40 hectares, or nearly one third of our vineyards, are now in conversion as certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), a move that will see all of our Estate’s vineyards transition to organic certification within the next three years.
The move underpins Voyager Estate’s long-term commitment to sustainable farming as well as its holistic approach across all undertakings in the vineyard and at the winery, namely carbon footprint reduction, use of renewable energy, recycling, land rehabilitation and re-vegetation activities, plus its 100% carbon neutral stance.
Owner, Alexandra Burt said: “We’ve come a long way since my father, Michael Wright, settled on our special site in Stevens Valley. The transition from patches of bare dirt to established vineyards of beauty and quality has given us the opportunity to craft wines of uncompromising precision and elegance that tell the story of this place. He would be proud to see us taking this next step to organic certification, having come so far along the path already.”
In our last blog, we talk about the visit of Claude Bourguignon from LAMS (Laboratoire Analyses Microbiologiques Sols, pictured with Steve), a unique French laboratory that specialises in analysing vineyard soils to understand its physical, chemical and biological properties and how this relates to wine quality and style.
40 Years of Vines
2018 is a landmark year for Voyager Estate as it celebrates 40 years since the first planting of its vineyards in Margaret River. To mark the occasion, Voyager Estate will be hosting a series of events, dinners and tastings at the winery and across Australia, plus special collaborations and community events.
The first will be a special free community event in partnership with WA Opera, at our Laze on the Lawn on March 11, 2018.