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The Environment

The Zilzie goal is to minimize its impact on climate change through:

Reducing water consumption, waste management, packaging reduction, re-vegetation of the Bulloak reserve and increasing energy efficiency.

I want my children to grow up in an environment as clean and natural as the one I enjoyed as a young boy.
Andrew Forbes

Our Policy

Our property spans 3,200 acres across the ancient flood plains of the mighty Murray River, the place my family has called home for almost 100 years.

In more recent times the environmental pressures have become increasingly apparent with southern parts of Australia experiencing a decade-long drought, highlighting the need to embrace more sustainable practices.

Apart from the obvious environmental and economic needs to act we are ultimately driven by sustainability of family. With the fifth generation of Forbes’ now growing up on the land my brother, Steven and I are committed to leaving the property in a healthy and sustainable state for our kids.

Environmental Management Strategy

Given Zilzie’s location, water conservation has been a constant priority and continued efforts from the entire Zilzie team have seen a further  reduction in water usage, down to an average of 2.17 litres of water per litre of wine produced over the past 5 years (2009-2013).

Zilzie’s commitment to water conservation and sustainability has evolved into a total Environmental Management Strategy. Zilzie are ISO14001 certified and members of Entwine Australia – the wine industry’s national environmental assurance program.

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