Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program Featured in The New York Times

Published article highlights about half a hundred world destinations that stand out for their efforts for a more sustainable planet.

Implementation of the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program justifies the region’s prominence in 7th place in the published list of the renowned North American newspaper.

The Alentejo was highlighted by the New York Times newspaper as one of the 52 destinations to visit by travelers who want to be part of the solution to problems such as climate change. The implementation, in the region, of the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Program (WASP) led to the distinction in 7th position in the published list.

The article “52 Places for a Changed World” highlights measures to protect biodiversity; a reduction of around 20% in water consumption in wineries; the decrease in the ratio of liter of water consumed per liter of wine produced; the creation of a tool that enables PSVA members to calculate their water and carbon footprint; or the creation of the sustainable production certification seal as the reasons listed to justify the distinction.

Francisco Mateus, president of the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA), the creator of the WASP, is proud of the recognition: “This is yet another proof that we have managed to put Alentejo Wines in the mouths of the world and transport them across borders with the help of an initiative – the PSVA –, which is making a notable difference in the region, but also in changing mentalities across the country, being at the level of the most important global initiatives for sustainable production”.

It is recalled that the WASP was created in 2015 and currently has 483 associated members representing almost 11 thousand hectares of vineyards and 76 million liters of wine produced.
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