Backsberg Family Wines has achieved a ‘PAS 2060:2014’ verification in Carbon Neutral Wine Farming. With a rich heritage spanning over a century, Backsberg Family Wines has always been committed to producing world-class wines while prioritizing sustainable practices. Since becoming South Africa’s first certified carbon-neutral winery in 2006, Backsberg has consistently demonstrated its unwavering dedication to caring for its employees, products, land, and the broader community.
A New Milestone: ‘PAS 2060:2014’ Carbon Neutral Accreditation
Backsberg is thrilled to announce its recent achievement of the PAS 2060:2014 specification for carbon neutrality. This esteemed accreditation, obtained through a stringent verification process conducted by internationally recognized third parties, solidifies Backsberg’s status as a pioneer in sustainable wine farming. It is another groundbreaking achievement for the South African wine industry, highlighting Backsberg’s relentless efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
The carbon-neutral verification extends to every stage of the value chain, encompassing viticulture, winemaking, bottling, warehousing, and distribution, all the way to international customers. This holistic evaluation demonstrates Backsberg’s comprehensive commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
A Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
Backsberg’s dedication to sustainable practices is deeply ingrained in the winery’s ethos. Now under the guidance of its fifth generation, the brand seamlessly blends tradition with forward-thinking holistic approaches. Previous initiatives include the use of a biomass boiler and heat exchange chiller for cooling in their former cellar and a prickly pear biomass program. Backsberg has also actively supported ‘Credible Carbon’ on projects like the Kuyasa Project. The winery is currently undertaking the internal ‘Bamboo Project’ at the Mooiplaas Farm in the Eastern Cape, participating in local tree planting schemes, and collaborating with Stellenbosch University in a bee pollination initiative. Backsberg continually strives to give back to the environment and make a positive impact.
Beyond Sustainability: Vegan, Vegetarian, and GMO-Free Wines
In addition to its dedication to sustainability, Backsberg ensures that all wines in its range are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. The winery is proud to offer wines that align with diverse dietary preferences and ethical choices. Furthermore, Backsberg wines are 100% GMO-free, reflecting the brand’s commitment to transparency and high-quality winemaking.
Discover Backsberg Family Wines and Their Sustainable Farming Efforts
To learn more about Backsberg’s sustainable farming practices, aligned projects, and their recent ‘PAS 2060:2014’ carbon neutral accreditation, visit their website. Immerse yourself in the world of Backsberg and experience the exceptional wines produced with a deep sense of environmental responsibility.
Credible Carbon Project: https://www.crediblecarbon.com/offset-projects/kuyasa/
At Backsberg Family Wines, sustainability is not just a goal—it’s a way of life. Explore their commitment to the environment and indulge in wines that are not only exceptional but also leave a positive impact on the planet.