Eco Friendly Initiatives

KoppitschClimate Change is real and affects us all. As winemakers we have the power to contribute a lot to a healthier environment. Not only the way we farm our land is of importance. The amount of waste we produce with our final product – the bottle of wine you hold in your hand – is vital, too.

Packaging has a big impact.

We acknowledge our responsibility and take action.

This is what we do:

  • We use FSC-Certified paper for our labels
  • We have one front label and no back label to reduce plastic waste. The amount of carrier paper (which is plastic in fact) reduced by doing so is enormous.
  • Natural Corks from a small producer in Portugal instead of screw caps. 100% natural, FSC certified, no glue and no plastic inside, coated with natural bee wax instead of paraffine. Our logo and the sun are branded onto the cork (no color print)
  • no plastic/tin cap
  • no ordinary wax applied (this is actually plastic, too). bees wax from our own hive will be used in the future
  • cases produced from recycled cardboard
  • cases don’t need tape, they just fold up. It needs a lot of tape to close all those cases. At least 80cm per case. You can do this equation yourself 😉
  • No design printed on our cases. Since the case/box basically transforms into rubbish after the bottles are unpacked, we refrained from printing design on them.
  • light weight bottles to reduce CO2 emissions during transport. We shop globally and have to take this into account. Our bottles weigh between 395g and 440g (empty), depending on what is available from our supplier.

By law, many countries ask for additional features like back labels (eg Japan, Australia, USA) or cases of 12 (USA), or larger cases labels with extra information on (Canada) or have other demands (tamper seal for Ontario), that don’t correlate with our environmentally friendly efforts. But still, we have to make sure that our wine meets all the requirements of the country of destiny, that it is a save product and that it does not harm any humans or violate any regulations (which focus on protecting the consumer anyway).

We try our best and learn as we go.
Changing our habits is not easy and does not happen quickly. But, once we have started examining our doings and reflecting about their outputs – Change is about to happen.

IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND TO SAFE IT! WE, THE CONSUMERS, HAVE THE POWER TO EVOKE CHANGE.
WE CAN LIVE THAT CHANGE!
LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER!

Maria, Alex, Pauli, Jakob, Alois