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IWCA es una iniciativa impulsada por sus miembros, y está abierta a cualquier empresa vitivinícola que considere el cambio climático una amenaza grave y se comprometa a reducir sus propias emisiones. Nuestras bodegas afiliadas son de todas las dimensiones y se encuentran en todas las partes del mundo. Además, están comprometidas con los mismos valores: reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, mejorar la gestión de la tierra, proteger la biodiversidad, y ser empresas socialmente responsables y comprometidas con su entorno.

El proceso de afiliación a IWCA incluye varios niveles y es rigurosamente examinado a fin de garantizar que los miembros y candidatos a miembros asuman sus compromisos y demuestren progresos tangibles hacia la neutralidad de carbono el 2050.

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"APPLICANT MEMBERS"

Las bodegas candidatas están interesadas en ser miembros de IWCA pero aún no han cumplido el requisito de inventario de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.

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"SILVER MEMBERS"

Los miembros de nivel “Silver” se comprometen a alcanzar la neutralidad de carbono en 2050 para los alcances 1-3. Además, han completado un inventario mínimo de referencia de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero verificado por terceros.

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"GOLD MEMBERS"

Además de cumplir los requisitos del nivel “Silver”, los miembros de nivel “Gold” elaboran vino mediante operaciones abastecidas con al menos un 20 % de energía renovable generada en sus instalaciones, y demuestran una reducción continua de las emisiones.

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IWCA Members

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"From Alma Carraovejas as an organization, we want to emphasize our commitment to sustainability, one of the guiding principles of our activity and our decision-making. For us, concern for the environment and climate change is our way of taking care of the heritage received and improving it for those who come behind."

Pedro Ruiz Aragoneses, CEO, Alma Carraovejas

Spain

Alma Carraovejas is the concept which unites several unique viticultural and gastronomic projects under the same corporate culture. This way of life is based on creating unforgettable experiences around wine and has the purpose of building a unique and long lasting heritage. Our projects are Pago de Carraovejas, Ossian Vides y Vinos, Milsetentayseis, Viña Mein-Emilio Rojo, Aiurri, SV Wines, Bodega Marañones, as well as Restaurante Ambivium. Alma Carraovejas, led by Pedro Ruiz Aragoneses, CEO of the project, aims to be recognized as a Spanish reference in the world for the quality and the diversity of our wines and for our pampered touristic and gastronomical options. For Alma Carraovejas, sustainability has become an essential value and the only way to progress and continue the company. Making our activities sustainable from an economic, social, and environmental perspective is a core value that guides our decisions.

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Member (Silver)

Joined May 2020

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"Benefiting from a unique natural heritage, Château Troplong Mondot has always been committed to preserve the environment. For a few years now, the fight for climate became obvious to us, and learning about IWCA and its principles has challenged us in our actions and projects. To us, IWCA has convictions and hope for the future; it is from that vision that we draw inspiration. We are very pleased to be joining this initiative."

Aymeric de Gironde, CEO, Château Troplong Mondot

France

Perched on a hilltop surrounded by 43 hectares of vines sits the most welcoming estate in Saint-Emilion. Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion, Château Troplong Mondot offers an invitation into a slow and sustainable life, one that is tastefully complemented by distinguished wines and a highly acclaimed chef. We are a dynamic farm, a working wine estate, a biodiverse terroir home to wildlife, and a rural retreat with tailor-made experiences. Living in harmony with the land and reducing our impact on the environment is embedded in the soul of the estate.

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Member (Silver)

Joined September 2021

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"Climate change is the biggest crisis the world faces today. The IWCA is an important association whose initiatives Cullen Wines are honoured to support."

Vanya Cullen, Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Cullen Wines

Western Australia

Cullen Wines, founded 50 years ago, is a family owned and managed wine business in the Wilyabrup area of the Margaret River wine growing region in southwest Western Australia. Three words which define the Cullen approach are quality, integrity, and sustainability. The Cullen journey from the outset grew from minimal chemical inputs, to organic and then biodynamics. We were one of the first to make the transition to organics and biodynamics, with over 22 years of practice, and 17 of certification. Cullen Wines has been certified carbon neutral since 2007 and carbon positive since 2019 where our soils sequester and hold more carbon than our business emits.

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Member (Silver)

Joined September 2020

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"We want to lead the way to the spherical economy, which seeks to diversify in each circular production and generate products from by-products with a high added value, including a third dimension by achieving self-sufficient energy production. This productive model allows not only for turning waste into resources for others, but also using our pruning remains, pallets, or barrels to produce energy through biomass plants. Focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling, we close the circle to self-sufficiency with renewable energy."

Carlos Moro, President, Emina Winery

Spain

Bodega Emina in Ribera del Duero is a prime example of eco-sustainable construction, generating energy for our own consumption. The Emina wineries prioritize the sustainability of our buildings. Emina was the first Spanish winery company to calculate the carbon footprint of several of our wines, meaning we pioneered generating awareness of the actual environmental and atmospheric impact of our wine production. Our company’s firm commitment to sustainability has previously won us the European Business Award for the Environment (2012).

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Member (Silver)

Joined November 2020

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"I find it great to see that more and more wineries are signing up to our initiative and committing to become Net Zero by 2050. My hope is that many more wineries will join IWCA and that also other sectors will begin or accelerate similar initiatives to implement carbon emissions reduction programs. It is clear that no one can afford a 'stand by and watch' attitude towards climate change anymore; immediate action is needed by everyone and everywhere!"

Miguel A. Torres, Fourth generation and president at Familia Torres

Spain

Familia Torres founded its winery in Vilafranca del Penedès in 1870, but its roots in winegrowing date back to the 16th century. Familia Torres has a historical connection to Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, and Costers del Segre, but now its presence extends to vineyards and wineries in preeminent Spanish wine regions and in Chile and California. Every generation has passed on its passion for wine culture from parents to children, a passion built on a deep respect for the Earth and tradition, as well as a belief in innovation. Today the focus of the fifth generation is on making wines from exceptional vineyards and historical estates, as well as on recovering ancestral varieties as a way of adapting to climate change. Since 2008, Familia Torres has taken active steps to combat the climate emergency, implementing adaptation and mitigation measures to reduce its carbon emissions through its ambitious environmental program, Torres & Earth.

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Member (Gold)

Joined February 2019 (Founding Member)

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"We believe that sustainable and environmentally friendly activities are primordial for the perpetuation of the Earth. Collaborating and sharing resources with IWCA and other likeminded wineries around the world makes us stronger. There is no Planet B."

Núria Altés, Co-Owner, Herència Altés

Spain

This family winery in Terra Alta is dedicated to organic viticulture and the elaboration of fresh and elegant wines. We work with native varieties, of which Garnacha, in all its forms, takes pride and place. We make wines in the most natural and respectful way possible, looking to maintain varietal honesty and elegance. Efforts to decarbonize include generating 80% of our energy from solar panels and planting thousands of trees in and around the vineyard. A wider project of rewilding has helped promote biodiversity and soil health on the farm.

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Member (Silver)

Joined September 2021

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"Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the wine industry and our planet as a whole. International Wineries for Climate Action provides a critical path to bring the global wine community together in our collective efforts to achieve net zero emissions as quickly as possible."

Katie Jackson, Second Generation and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Jackson Family Wines

California, USA

Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned wine company with a penchant for exploration. Founder Jess Jackson placed his faith in farming and a meticulous expression of wine with his first landscape-changing vintage in 1982, an ethos that chairman and proprietor Barbara Banke, the Jackson family, and the company’s employees continue to uphold to this day. The family’s collection of 40 wineries span significant winegrowing regions across the globe, from California, Oregon, France and Italy in the northern hemisphere, to Australia, Chile, and South Africa in the southern half of the globe. Artisan winemaking underscores a steadfast commitment to making exceptional wines in the most responsible manner. The Jackson family’s focus on vineyard ownership remains key to consistent high quality and environmental stewardship for future generations.

IWCA Membership

Member (Gold)

Joined February 2019 (Founding Member)

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"Unlike almost any other agricultural product, there is a natural conversation around wine—how it's grown, how it's made. That gives winegrowers a tremendous opportunity to educate our consumers about the impact of climate change and how our practices and choices can influence it. We are excited about the transparency of sharing our carbon footprint and about how we will eliminate it."

Ames Morison, Founding Partner & Winemaker, Medlock Ames

California, USA

Medlock Ames is an organic vineyard and estate winery that straddles both Sonoma County's Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley and who is committed to farming in harmony with nature to produce wines that represent the distinct terroir of the Bell Mountain Vineyard. We maintain the vast majority of our land in its native state to protect the 10 defined ecosystems that thrive here. We are also focused on using regenerative farming techniques that draw carbon from the atmosphere into the soil where it provides myriad benefits.

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Member (Silver)

Joined July 2021

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"Combating and adapting to climate change is a task for all of us. Companies cannot ignore the current serious climate crisis; we must take concrete actions to reduce and mitigate the impacts produced by our processes. For us, Miguel Torres Chile's participation in IWCA is fundamental; to join a strict protocol for mitigating CO2 emissions, to join the actions implemented by other wineries around the world and to receive feedback from them regarding new projects and their results."

Jaime Valderrama Larenas, General Manager, Miguel Torres Chile

Chile

Familia Torres arrived in Chile in 1979 in the Curicó Valley, becoming the first foreign wine company to establish itself in the country and the first winery to introduce new technologies in wine production, making a significant contribution to the growth and development of the wine industry in Chile. Today, Miguel Torres Chile has around 350 planted hectares, a presence in over 115 countries, and a hallmark of commitment to Fair Trade, organic farming, concern for the environment, and innovation. These characteristics make us one of the leading producers of quality, sustainable wines, while we have also achieved important results in recovering ancient varieties.

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Member (Silver)

Joined January 2022

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"Our race to zero efforts at Silver Oak are largely focused on resource conservation, particularly energy and water. From a global perspective, our position is that we can only achieve carbon-free economies of scale through an open exchange of information, technology, and agricultural best practices."

Haley Duncan, Sustainability Manager, Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars

California, USA

Silver Oak is a leading producer of California Cabernet Sauvignon aged exclusively in American oak barrels. Based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, and Willamette Valley, our family of brands includes Twomey, Ovid Napa Valley, and Timeless Napa Valley. Across seven wineries and tasting rooms and nearly 500 acres of vineyards we farm from Central California to Oregon, the Duncan family is committed to innovative and sustainable viticulture and winery management practices that result in wines of the highest quality and distinction.

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Member (Silver)

Joined May 2020

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"We enthusiastically support IWCA in its mission to decarbonize the wine industry so as to be actively engaged in protecting our planet and our agriculturally-based businesses from the worst of climate change."

Beth Novak Milliken, President & CEO, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

California, USA

Established in 1882 and guided by two generations of the Novak family for a half century, Spottswoode Estate adopted organic farming in 1985, and we have never looked back. Grounded in stewardship, we actively effect and inspire meaningful change through nurturing our vineyards, communities, and planet. Today, Spottswoode is organic, biodynamic, solar powered, B Corp-certified, a member of 1% for the Planet (since 2007), and more. In 2017, Spottswoode earned the Green Medal Environment Award for exemplifying that being green leads to exceptional quality. We proudly support the IWCA’s mission to decarbonize the industry and champion climate change mitigation strategies.

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Member (Silver)

Joined December 2019

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"We're very pleased to join IWCA as we believe this rigorous framework can lead the wine sector's response to this existential threat. We have no time to waste."

Rob Symington, Associate Director, Symington Family Estates

Portugal

The Symingtons, leading vineyard owners in Douro, have been Port producers in northern Portugal since 1882. For five generations, we have combined our passion for producing fine wines and Ports with a deep commitment to the region’s land and people. In 2019, Symington Family Estates became the first winery in Portugal to achieve B Corporation certification—joining a global movement of companies using business as a force for good.

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Member (Silver)

Joined December 2019

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"As an industry, we have understood the responsibility and urgency to take charge of our growth in a more balanced and responsible way; ultimately, our future success is directly related to the impacts we generate today."

Barbara Wolff, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, and Francisca Estartus, Head of Sustainability, VSPT Wine Group

Chile

The VSPT Wine Group is one of the largest exporters of Chilean wine in the world. Committed to sustainable wine production for over 10 years, our primary focus is utilizing 100% renewable energy for electricity, recovering ecosystems through a robust biodiversity plan, and pioneering waste management programs in Chile. Our sense of urgency and concern for the future of Chile’s viticulture deeply aligns with IWCA’s values and commitment to mitigating climate change around the world.

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Member (Silver)

Joined December 2019

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"Producing world-class wines doesn’t have to be at the expense of the environment. We're delighted to join IWCA and work collaboratively with other sustainability leaders in the industry to make a global difference, both now and in the future."

Tiffani Graydon, CEO, Yealands Wine Group

New Zealand

Yealands Wines was launched in August 2008 with the ambition of becoming a world leader in sustainable wine production. The first winery in the world to be Toitū carbon zero certified from inception, Yealands has introduced sustainable initiatives across the breadth of our business and supply chain, targeting environmental enhancement, community engagement, energy efficiency, waste minimization and sustainable procurement.

IWCA Membership

Member (Silver)

Joined January 2020

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IWCA Applicant Members

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