Operation with minimal environmental impact is a foundation block of Malivoire Wine’s corporate mission. A series of operational practices has been adopted to conform to this mandate.
The winery and its support structures were designed and equipped for minimal energy consumption. Barrels, corks and other supplies are purchased from reputable producers with proven track records for sustainable operations, and our use of high-quality, lightweight glass bottles helps reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in transportation.
In the vineyard, we use of the most eco-friendly practices possible within the limits imposed by the growing season. Our farm machinery is lightweight, reducing fuel consumption and potentially harmful ground compaction. In dry seasons, the collection and storage of rainwater and local groundwater allow us to avoid transporting water when irrigation is needed. Integrated Pest Management provides the guidelines we require to keep pesticide use to the minimum, maintaining our lands’ biodiversity and environmental compatibility.
Malivoire is a subscriber to the Oregon-based “LIVE”, or Low Impact Viticulture and Enology programme, whose guidelines determine our farm practices. As well, our company is an active member of the Wine Council of Ontario’s Sustainable Winemaking programme.
The visitor to our winery will also notice, and enjoy, our efforts to preserve “ecological compensation zones” or natural habitat areas in our vineyards and grounds.
Sustainability has been a core principle for guiding the winemaking and viticulture at Malivoire since the beginning.