The Sustainability Series


Wild Wine School is going back out into the wild where we belong this summer to bring you a series of events over the summer focusing on sustainability in the drinks trade and centring on a different theme every month.
We're passionate about doing better and believe sharing ideas and collaboration is key. As an industry we have a responsibility to do better and at WWS we know how far we have to go to improve our sustainability record. We want to bring people together to talk through their successes, failures, experiments ideas etc so we can all make a concerted effort towards change.

The wine industry has been slow to innovate in terms of becoming more sustainable, but it's also an industry very much under the threat of climate change.

“Should we Fail to keep average temperatures from rising by more than 2’C, recent research has projected that half the current global wine growing regions would become inviable for viticulture” 

Morales-Castilla et al. 2020

So we'll be talking to experts, innovators and change makers from the drinks trade on the first Thursday of the month across the summer at The Vine by Knightor amongst the vines to talk about new ways of working as an industry and how consumers can make better choices to minimise our impact on the environment.

Our themes for the series are:

12th May - Real cider 
Featuring Polly from Find & Foster, Felix from Fine Cider, Georgie from Ripe Cider and Matt from Coombeshead

9th June - English wines
Featuring Knightor,  Ruth Spivey wine consultant and Liz Mumcuoglu from Trevibban Mill

7th July - Regenerative viticulture 
Featuring Ania Smelskaya from Sustainable Wine Solutions, Robin Snowdon from Limeburn Hill Vineyard and more TBC

(No event in August, we'll be on holiday and hope you will too!)

9th September  - Transport & packaging 
Featuring Alex Geldenhuys from New Dawn Traders, Richard Hamblin from More Wine and more TBC

Come down to The Vine and enjoy a free welcome drink from one of the producers speaking at the event from 6pm.
Delicious food is available to buy from the venue as you enjoy the view of the vineyards and the panel discussion will be from 7.30pm.
We'll have produce from our speakers available to buy for you to drink at home too.