Since Lapostolle’s inception in 1994, the winery has been committed to creating world-class wines using sustainable practices.
- Sustainable viticulture
- Recycling in the winery and vineyards
- Water saving and reuse
- Energy conservation
We protect hundreds of hectares of native Chilean flora in the hills of our Apalta Vineyard. We increase biodiversity in transition zones: vegetation in ravines and waterways; cover crops between the rows of vines attract beneficial insects. Birds and animals are now an essential part of our vineyards.
Recycling in the winery and vineyards
In accordance with our ISO 14.001 environmental certification, we have a strict solid and liquid waste management program, with goals to reduce waste from our vineyards, cellars and offices.
Composting (or making compost from organic waste) is an essential part of the well-being of our vineyards and the vital support of the soil.
Each year we compost more than 350 tons of skins and stalks from our winery’s winemaking process to be recycled and used as compost in the vineyards.
Water saving and reuse
In our winery we have water treatment plants that work 100% biologically: we have bio-cleaning processes using bacteria to recycle our liquid industrial waste and transform it into clean water. We irrigate our lawns with this clean, fresh water.
Energy savings result from our natural approach to winemaking: minimal filtration and limited cold stabilization.
In our winery, the piping, barrel room and storage facilities are insulated, saving more than 75% in cooling demand. In addition, we have implemented a lighting system using natural light.