Duxton Vineyards is a firm advocate for sustainable wine production through a range of initiatives which deliver both financial and environmental benefits for the business.
DV seeks to assist in reversing agriculture’s adverse contribution to Australia’s environment by applying regenerative farming practices to the land it operates. The techniques used improves soil health and increases biodiversity on farm.
Carbon Reduction Strategies
Increasing soil carbon content is an active goal of DV, achieved through the application of organic inputs including compost and biological stimulants microbes. Additionally, DV implements sustainable farming techniques including covering crops and minimum till farming.
The healthy soils lead to increased moisture and nutrient retention which creates resilience to harsh climatic events. The increased microbial diversity improves air flow and limits carbon respiration back into the atmosphere.
DV maintains over 2,000ha of prescribed native vegetation area which not only sequesters carbon, but also preserves the natural ecosystem for the flora and fauna. A native insectarium has been established by planting native flora that attracts a high diversity of beneficial insects to assist in naturally controlling invasive pest insects without requiring the use of chemical insecticides.
Biodiversity is further increased through the access provided to beekeepers who use the native vegetation on our properties for bee foraging grounds.
Duxton Vineyards’ Euston site includes an officially recognised sanctuary for the Regent Parrot, a bird that is on the endangered species list in Australia. The Red Gum forests along the property and the close proximity to a water source provide one of the last breeding grounds for the species in the region.
Statutory Environmental Reporting
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