Supporting the sustainability of grape and wine businesses and Australia’s sustainability credentials
Entwine Australia is the Australian wine industry’s sustainability program – set up to support growers and winemakers in demonstrating and improving the sustainability of their businesses. Entwine is endorsed by the industry peak bodies Australian Vignerons (AV), the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) and Wine Australia (WA) as the principal vehicle to convey the Australian wine industry’s sustainability credentials. Entwine operates as an ‘umbrella’ sustainability program. Under the Entwine umbrella there are two components for members – the reporting of sustainability metrics to the AWRI and participation in an approved certification program. Entwine provides credentials which cover the fundamental components of sustainability (environmental, social and economic) and delivers benchmarking tools and resources to enable planning, evaluation, control and communication in vineyards and wineries. The structure, content and strategic direction of Entwine are guided by industry reference groups to ensure that it continues to meet the demands of Australian grapegrowers and wine producers and the key markets for Australian wine.