Pask is committed to environmental
management and has actively been developing systems since the mid
1990's. The sustainable management of the company's vineyards and
winery is central to the Pask business. Pask was one of four
wineries to achieve a world first ISO:14001 group accreditation
that was acknowledged by the Prime Minister at Parliament House in
1998. "Living Wine", as the group is collectively known, has both
their vineyard and winery practices internationally certified, and
are committed to the continual improvement of their environmental
Pask has been a member of
Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) since its inception.
Kate Radburnd spent five years as Chair of the SWNZ
advisory/working group, which at that time saw the introduction of
the winery programme under the scheme.
Monitoring and measuring
environmental impacts is fundamental to our environmental
management system: key elements include water, power, fuel,
vineyard spray applications and recycling. Standard operating
procedures have been established ensuring usage of these key
elements is at a minimum.
All winery waste is returned to the
vineyard and incorporated into our composting operation. This, in
turn, is returned to the vineyard floor. Composting and mulching
are fundamental practices, along with stringent monitoring of
vineyard conditions such as temperature, humidity, rain etc.
For more information on New Zealand
Winegrower's Sustainability Policy click