In 2008, Caliterra introduced its own system of measuring sustainable practices, to ensure a process of continuous improvement and transparency with consumers. In order to do this, the winery brought together its technical team, including viticulturists and winemakers, along with University of Talca Research Scientist, Yerko Moreno, and developed the first checklist for the sustainable practices carried out in the vineyard. Towards the end of 2009 the second and third checklists for sustainable practices were created for winemaking and social responsibility.
The project was subsequently shared with the Wines of Chile Association and was expanded to a national industry level in 2010. With this process, Caliterra pioneered the Chilean Sustainability Code, positioning the Chilean wine industry at the forefront of this global movement.
Viña Caliterra has now been accredited with the certification by the Wines of Chile Association and the Vinnova-Tecnovid consortium. The Sustainability Code certifies that Caliterra fulfils a series of sustainable requirements. Caliterra prides itself on producing high quality wines whilst at the same time being eco-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable.
This certification cements Viña Caliterra's position as a pioneer in sustainable development - producing quality wines in harmony with the environment.