Mission Estate Winery is committed to sustainability through our environmental management and sustainable programs. Inputs and outputs are constantly measured, as well as the effects these have on the environment. Our environmental program is managed to guarantee sustainability from the vineyard and winery, through to the bottle.
Have a look through our Sustainability Map below for just some of our environmental considerations, projects and successes.
The Mission Restaurant has an organic herb garden used for inclusions in meals and garnishing at the restaurant. This allows us to use the freshest herbs and reduces our footprint by not purchasing herbs from other parts of New Zealand.
Mission is highly regarded for the management of its people. The Company is noted for its professionalism, recruitment, remuneration strategies and annual reviews. The Company provides an equal opportunity and safe harmonious environment where staff members can realise their full potential.
In the past four years, Mission Estate has completed a comprehensive research project into minimising energy use. Areas of research have included solar water heating, wind power generation, solar panels, energy efficient lighting, flotation technology to reduce refrigeration loads, heat transfer technologies to reduce refrigeration loads and more…
Mission has steadily worked to lower our water use. This has been driven by our environmental management policy: Our goal has been to reduce our water use to below two cubic metres of water for every tonne of grapes crushed. The industry average has in the past been over five cubic metres. In 2011 we finally achieved our goal…
In 2005 Mission built a new environmentally friendly winery. It is fully insulated and the refrigeration system was designed to minimise energy use. As a result, only a little over a third of our electricity use is used for refrigeration; the industry norm is for one half to two thirds use in refrigeration…
Mission Estate farms the land around the winery. We are noted for our responsible farming, particularly in the proximity to its close, high density urban areas where significant reverse sensitivity issues exist.
Leaf roll virus is a virus in grape vines that causes loss of yield, poor flavour and colour development which inhibit quality wine production. The virus is spread by mealy bug and there is no cure for this disease. In red varieties the leaf of the vine will turn red once infected…