Our organisation's vision is based on the triple bottom line sustainability philosophy. Looking after the environment, tackling climate change and leaving the world a better place for future generations have been and always will be a priority for us. These issues are addressed consistently through different practices within our business and by our growers. The commitment and respect for our workers, the community and our planet are our core values at Epic Negociants. We strive hard to improve the quality of life of local communities and society, it is what drives us. Environmentally we work with nearly 30 grape growers who farm using sustainable practices such as using non chemical disease controls, use renewable energy sources and are biodynamically or organically certified. Socially we work with around 50 organisations, many of which are small family businesses who help us bring our products to life and deliver it to our customers. Finally we believe that by being able to offer wine at a 30-50% saving, we are helping our customers spend their money on other items.
Biodynamics is like supercharged organic farming. Established by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 it has become the agricutural practice of the world's top wine producing Chateaux, Domaines and Estates and is considered the pinnacle of premium grapegrowing quality. It is a holistic approach to agriculture which encompasses spiritual, ethical and ecological approaches and strives to co-operate with influences from the wider cosmos. Biodynamic farmers cultivate, plant and harvest on a schedule that reflects the natural rhythms of the earth’s rotation as well as the regular patterns of the Sun, Moon and planets and builds healthy, well structured soils rich in humus and high in biological activity. This leads to enhancements in nutritional density, vitality, flavour and keeping quality. Read more about biodynamics here. http://www.demeter.org.au/
Our organic and vegan friendly wines limit environmental pollution, and leave the land in the best condition possible for the generations to follow. The contemporary winemaking techniques of our winemakers utilize plant-based fining agents while also keeping sulphur additions to a minimum. Our organic wine comes from organically managed and certified vineyards, that don’t use synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. The soils in these vineyards are not degraded through continuous cultivation, retaining natural health and providing longer term sustainability.
It is not just the way we produce our wine that is sustainable, but it is also the way we package it, which reduces costs in addition to reducing our carbon footprint. Our labels are made from non wood product (cane sugar byproduct and hemp), our cartons made from recycled paper and are 100% recyclable, and our glass suppliers have a carbon offset program. Read more about Our Packaging.