Cave Spring Cellars, a recognized leader in sustainable winemaking operations, is the well-deserved recipient of a prestigious 2016 Premier’s Award for excellence in environmental innovation.
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The old way of handling wastewater from industry in Ontario municipalities is not working, and smaller businesses in particular need solutions to manage the problem ‘at source’ that are affordable and can be practically implemented.
An overwhelming majority of wineries in Ontario recognize the value of water and how sustainable water management practices can improve winery operational performance, reduce costs and support growth.
The first line of defense against excess water use is to keep barrels filled with wine as often as possible. When wineries store barrels, they typically wash and sanitize them both before and after storage. By refilling barrels within a few days of being emptied, Southbrook eliminates the need for double-washing.
Barrels are one of the most iconic symbols of winemaking, and their care and use is probably the subject of more discussion than any other single piece of equipment used by winemakers. So, how can you use less water, but still have barrels that will last and produce high quality and great tasting wine? When […]
How many litres of water does it take to produce a litre of wine? It seems like a pretty straight-forward question. So why does the water footprint of wine seem to range from 1 to 800 litres?
In 2014, BLOOM worked with Norman Hardie Winery to demonstrate the benefits of a low-cost water monitoring approach. The following is an update on the impact water monitoring has had at the winery. Details regarding the demonstration project can be found on Water & Wine. Katie Worobeck, Norman Hardie Winery The water monitoring project implemented at the […]
Everyone knows CAUSTIC->RINSE->CITRIC->RINSE for tanks. But what if you could just turn on a light switch instead? UV could make it that easy.
Ontario makes some of the best wine in the world. I never get tired talking about the talent of our growers and winemakers and the quality of their wines to anyone that will listen.
Last week, Wines & Vines ran a feature on Cave Spring’s newly installed wastewater management system. It’s great to see this kind of recognition; this project was a major undertaking by Cave Spring and the system is the first of its kind in a food and beverage operation in Canada.