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Environmental Responsibility

green vineyard slope with tree on left, bright blue sky and sunshine, township of white buildings in the middle distance and mountains

From the outset the environment has been an important consideration for Kleine Zalze and the estate’s evolution has constantly taken this into consideration.

Close up of red grapes

When the estate was developed Kleine Zalze turned previously fallow soils into productive agricultural land. Intensive soil preparation preceded the planting of new vineyards, which today yield high quality grapes for Kleine Zalze’s wines.

Kleine Zalze complies with the internationally recognised Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme. The scheme certifies that their grapes and wine are produced according to environmentally sustainable production methods. Compliance with the IPW guidelines assures the buyer and consumer that the production process is environmentally sustainable and that the minimum food safety requirements have been met.

Many of Kleine Zalze’s vineyards are now Fairtrade certified and the company also actively supports local charities and organisations that are involved in community empowerment.