How can viticulture lead on tackling the climate crisis?

This is a recording from our Sustainability in the Vineyard  online conference that took place on 22nd June, 2021.

Whilst vineyards can often be carbon sinks, emissions can still be a factor. All businesses will need to show how they are cutting emissions and moving towards net positive impacts. This session will discuss three important themes:

  1. What can you do now to mitigate impact, adapt to current climate changes and prepare for those in the future?
  2. How should vineyard owners and managers seek to influence what happens in the winery to reduce emissions? (Bottle weight as an example)
  3. What is the role – and responsibility – of wine producers overall, to communicate and raise awareness about climate change to customers, suppliers and the public in general?


  • Charles Philipponat, CEO, Champagne Philipponnat
  • Nicole Rolet, owner, Chêne Bleu
  • Chris Foss, chair, Sustainable Wines of GB
  • Alistair Nesbitt, CEO, Vinescapes

Moderator: Toby Webb, co-founder, Sustainable Wine

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