Our restaurant, vineyard and winery are constantly working towards increased sustainability & best practice. Our vineyard team work with Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand (SWNZ) to reduce the impact of viticulture on our environment. For example, we graze sheep in lieu of using herbicides, and recycle trellis posts and other materials. We also produce our own compost from the pressed grape skins to fertilize our vines & avocados.
Making wine from grapes that have been grown sustainably has a cyclical life pattern. At the early stages of winter we prune back the apparently "dead" vines and mulch the debris back into the soil preparing both for the next seasonal growth cycle.
In our restaurant we take many measures to monitor & reduce our impact upon the environment. We purchase locally, recycle & repurpose where-ever possible, donate food scraps to the local pig farmer, compost our organic wastes, and mulch our gardens to maintain moisture and suppress weed growth. We challenge & change our packaging to avoid plastic & styrene, eliminating plastic straws since 2018.
We receive an annual Qualmark audit, reviewing all aspects of our business as a tourism destination, receiving a GOLD rating in 2019.
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We hope you leave Clearview Estate Winery & Clearview Estate restaurant knowing that you have helped us maintain our beautiful piece of Hawke's Bay for future generations through Kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection) & Manaakitanga (hospitality).
Our vineyards and winery are audited annually to ensure we continue to operate in a sustainable manner. The SWNZ system aims to continually improve on our impact to the environment. We are committed to protecting our environment by reducing the use of chemicals, energy, water, packaging, and wherever possible reusing and recycling materials and waste. All of Clearview Estate's fruit supply including company vineyards and contract growers are accredited or working towards accreditation under the sustainable winegrowing certification system.