Vilafonté has been farming sustainably since our founding in 1997
We think long-term
We respect the land
We are mere custodians
We take big steps to leave small footprints towards a positive impact
Striving for sustainability of our business, our people and our land.
Our ongoing sustainability, soil health, climate action & diversity journey is a set of goals and initiatives designed to lead climate solutions, create positive social impact, and support the Vilafonté founders long-term vision for a sustainable future.
Achieved a 80-90% reduction in water use since 2019 through new proprietary irrigation practice – dirt® Direct Injection to Root-zone Technology.
Systematically recording and analysing the interaction of weather pattern data, phenology data, soil moisture and evapo-transpiration data since inception in 1997.
Water reservoir to capture run-off rain while not interrupting important watersheds.
Permaculture – nurturing a rich, self-sufficient and sustainable agricultural ecosystem promoting biodiversity – 40% of our land will remain unplanted to serve as ecological compensation zones.
Protecting our soils with cover crops to retain water and to fix & nurture beneficial micro-organisms.
Looking back to look ahead – adapting to climate change by anticipating the impact on our vineyards.
Instilling a winegrowing culture that favours soil health and respects the environment.
Develop energy-efficient buildings and winery
Implement solar generation and storage capacity by 2025.
Implementing full LED lighting solution.
A commitment to electric vehicles as soon as available.
A highly diverse senior management team with at least 40% female and 40% black & ethnic minority representation. A company-wide staff complement with at least 50% female and 50% black & ethnic minority representation.
Positively impacting our communities and our team through education and opportunity. Allow people to live with dignity and happiness.
Build a workplace where diversity, equity, and inclusion thrive, while also empowering our employees.
“The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible”
Sir Albert Howard (English botanist) 1873-1947