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Eighty Acres Of Carbon Neutral Wine

The Eighty Acres range, owned by Wakefield Wines based in Australias
Clare Valley has just become the first wine brand to be certified 100%
Carbon Neutral (based on a life cycle assessment model compliant to

The wines are unique in that they are Carbon Neutral at every step of the
production and consumption process. The lifecycle begins in the vineyard
before harvesting and ultimately ends with the consumption, disposal and
recycling of the finished packaging a complete cradle to the grave
approach.  This analysis was then independently audited and approved by
RMIT University.  The LCA approach allowed Wakefield to define an accurate
total carbon footprint and subsequently work to minimise emissions prior to
off-setting the balance.  Wakefield then selected Carbon Neutral as its
partner to offset the sum of carbon dioxide emissions through a range of
domestic projects, independently certified by the Australian Federal
Government, ensuring the avoided emissions maximise the benefit to the
local environment. 

Mitchell Taylor, managing director and winemaker commented: Wakefield
Wines is a family owned company operating in both rural and urban
environments.  This direct link with the land, along with the long term
view we hold for our business development, results in a commitment to
operating in a manner that eliminates any negative impact on the

The range comprises the following wines, available with an RRP around
9.99 at the following wine merchants: Stratfords Wine Agencies, Cheers
Wine Merchants, Smart Liquor, Fareham Wine Cellar, Cooden Cellars,
Alexander Hadleigh:

Eighty Acres Chardonnay Viognier 2007
Eighty Acres Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2006
Eighty Acres Shiraz Viognier 2006

Wakefield worked with Provisor to develop the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
model to accurately measure the carbon dioxide or equivalent emissions at
every step in the lifecycle of the Wakefield Eighty Acres range of wines. 

Other environmental initiatives being undertaken by Wakefield Wines
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
Water Recycling
Composting and vineyard mulching
Wakefield River regeneration
The use of energy from 100% renewable sources in Wakefield Head
Sheep grazing over the winter to reduce the need for both mowing
and weed spraying

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