Eco Forrest

Green Viticulture

  • Forrest are certified as sustainable wine grower for all vineyard sites in Marlborough, Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay, Bannockburn and the Waitaki Valley in Otago.
  • Dr John Forrest was a founding member of the research group behind Botryzen, the first organic anti-botryticide now used widely in all vineyards to help reduce pesticide sprays
  • Forrest use wild flowers and selected crops in their vineyards to encourage predatory bugs and reduce the use of insecticide sprays
  • Forrest use bio-diverse techniques including side mowing, cover crops and under-vine mulch application to minimise the need for sprays and improve soil quality
  • Forrest have one Bio-Grow Certified Organic vineyard - The Belmonte Vineyard and working on additional vineyards to obtain certification

Green Viniculture

  • The Forrest Winery is certified a sustainable winery
  • Forrest have invested in an energy saving system to ensure they do not waste valuable energy resources
  • All winery waste product is recycled where possible often used in the vineyards as fertiliser and irrigation water
  • Forrest follows innovation and uses lower weight bottles
  • Forrest recycle all cartons and bottles used on site at the winery