The Sustainability Series 2022


In 2022 Wild Wine School hosted 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 spoke 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 and discussed 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 were:

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, Tamsin from Carte Blanche and David Morris from Mountain People. 
9th September  - Transport & packaging 
Featuring Alex Geldenhuys from New Dawn Traders, Richard Hamblin from More Wine and more TBC