Carbon Calculator

Australian Wine Carbon Calculator

The Australian Wine Carbon Calculator was launched in April 2009 to help Australian wineries measure their carbon footprint. The project was a joint initiative of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) (now Australian Grape & Wine), the South Australian Wine Industry Association and the Winegrape Council of South Australia.

The Australian calculator builds on the international version that has been in use since early 2008 and includes components specific to Australian needs, such as Australian Government-endorsed emission factors. WFA was part of the international group that developed the initial calculator. The Australian calculator is comprehensive, requiring even more data than is needed under the Government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS). However, an output sheet has been included that collates the subset of data needed to complete NGERS.

Australian Wine Carbon Calculator (Excel xls 4.3MB)

Note: When opening the Calculator select ‘enable macros’ and ‘don’t update’. Your computer security setting will need to be set to low or medium to allow the required macros to run.Excel

Answers to frequently asked questions about carbon accounting in viticulture are summarised in this article: Ask the AWRI: Carbon accounting.

Additional resources on soil carbon sequestration are available on the soil and grapevine nutrition page.