Using the Guidelines
The sustainability guidelines have been developed through a series of forums involving producers, experts and technical committee members.
There are three categories of guidelines:
- Best practice (from a sustainable perspective), which should be encouraged for those who wish to produce wine in a more sustainable way.
- Minimum standards, which must be applied for those who wish to produce wine in a more sustainable way.
- Practices which, although legal, contravene the aims of a sustainable wine production system, and so should be proscribed for those who wish to produce wine in a sustainable way.
Those using the guidelines should comply with the minimum standards and where possible aim for or achieve the best practice standards.