Applications are open for the international award for excellence in sustainable winegrowing – the BRIT Award.
FIVS, an international body representing the interests of global wine and spirits producers, has partnered with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) to sponsor an international award for excellence in sustainable winegrowing. The award seeks to identify global leaders in sustainable practices and reflects core sustainability principles developed by FIVS over several years.
BRIT established the Sustainable Winegrowing award 10 years ago and the new partnership with FIVS helps raise the profile of the award and assists consumers and the trade to more easily recognise winemakers employing creative and strategic sustainable practices.
In 2013, Yalumba was presented with the Platinum award for Sustainable Winegrowing.
This year’s competition opened on 1 May 2019 and the application deadline is 30 September. Judging takes place in October and November, and the winner will be announced in November. The Platinum Medal winner will receive their award from FIVS and BRIT during BRIT’s Vine to Table award dinner on 15 January 2020.
The competition embodies FIVS sustainability principles and strategies. Competing winemakers will be asked questions about their sustainability practices that reflect the FIVS’ Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles.
As a member of FIVS, Wine Australia supports the competition and encourages participation. The award recognises winemakers embracing eco-friendly practices while concentrating on quality.
More information, including an application form, can be found at brit.org/wineaward.