One of our fave wineries and one of Margaret River’s most renowned, Voyager Estate – who this year is celebrating its 40th birthday – has announced that it is transitioning its vineyards to organic certification.
This is BIG news because Voyager are not only greatly esteemed, but also seriously influential in the wine scene. We think this announcement shows leadership and vision.
Fourty hectares of vineyards, or nearly one third of the winery’s Stevens Valley vineyards, are now officially “in conversion” as certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO), a move that will see all of Voyager Estate’s vineyards transition to organic certification within the next three years.
The decision to go organic underpins Voyager Estate’s long-term commitment to sustainable farming as well as its holistic approach across all undertakings in the vineyard and at the winery.
They have already been leaders in carbon footprint reduction, use of renewable energy, recycling, land rehabilitation and re-vegetation activities, plus they have a 100% carbon neutral stance.
Owner, the fabulous Alexandra Burt said: “We’ve come a long way since my father, Michael Wright, settled on our special site in Stevens Valley. The transition from patches of bare dirt to established vineyards of beauty and quality has given us the opportunity to craft wines of uncompromising precision and elegance that tell the story of this place. He would be proud to see us taking this next step to organic certification, having come so far along the path already.”
Cheers to you Alex and Voyager Estate!