Because of the rich biodiversity in the vineyard and the wealth of native bird life, vineyard pests such as light brown apple moth are managed naturally which means there are no insecticides used at Duxton Vineyards’ Euston operations. Duxton Vineyards are 100% committed to continuing these sustainable practices, placing utmost value on environmental preservation for future generations.
Native fauna is in abundance through a self-imposed ban on hunting native animals. Predators are kept at bay through the active control of feral animals implemented as a part of the care regime. With all interior fences removed, kangaroos, emus and echidnas roam freely – and that’s not to mention the hundreds of species of birds, some considered highly endangered, that inhabit the many and varied woodlands.
One highly colourful parrot species, the Regent Parrot, has been on the endangered species list in Australia for some years and in the mid-nineties scientists believed there to be only 200 breeding pairs left. The ancient Red Gum forests along the river at Duxton Vineyards provide one of the last breeding grounds for these stunning creatures. Due to the protection of their territory they are making a great recovery with current numbers the greatest in decades.