Sustainability Practices

Using organic principles

Vidal Estate is dedicated to environmentally friendly winemaking and sustainable winegrowing practices.This mindset allows Vidal Estate to contribute to New Zealand's "clean, green" image and increase quality assurance from vineyard through to the finished wine. Vidal Estate was a founding member of the Living Wine group, a small group of wineries who gained ISO 14001 certification in 1998, having achieved a globally recognised standard in environmental management systems. The winery is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and BioGro certified, meaning it is accredited to process grapes grown using organic principles. Select Vidal Estate grapes are sourced from the BioGro certified Joseph Soler vineyard in Hawkes Bay. Rather than relying on herbicides or pesticides, this vineyard’s management focuses on enhancing soil fertility and fostering beneficial processes to minimise the need for intervention to control pests and diseases.