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Banrock Station to go 100% vegan

September 22, 2020
By Alana House

Banrock Station has announced its core wine range will be evolving to 100% vegan starting with its Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot and Crimson Cabernet available in bottle this month, and in cask from December 2020.

As part of the brand’s introduction of vegan-friendly wines, Banrock Station is rolling out its new Every Drop Matters campaign to provide consumers assurance that their purchases are supporting vital conservation projects in Australia.

Banrock Station winemaker Paul Burnett said: “We’re committed to conserving our planet at Banrock Station and we’re always observing ways to extend our environmental practices.

“The move to vegan wines is a great achievement that we’re looking forward to sharing as we know that Every Drop Matters. Not only are Banrock Station wines environmentally friendly, every purchase is an easy way for wine lovers to contribute to the preservation of the planet.”

Since 1996, Banrock Station Trust has contributed to over 130 projects across 13 countries which includes protecting turtles in the Great Barrier Reef to supporting polar bear and orangutan rehabilitation.

In addition, the Banrock Station Wetlands in the Riverland is funded from the profits of Banrock Station providing habitat to thousands of animals and birds as well as playing an important part of the water health of the Murray River. The Ramsar accredited Banrock Station Wetlands site covers 1600 hectares featuring wetland, floodplain woodland and mallee ecosystems, acting as home to hundreds of species of plants and animals.

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Located next to the wetlands, Banrock Station’s Cellar Door (above) also incorporates the winery’s environmental philosophy. Built using the latest environmental building development, the Cellar Door and Wetland complex uses:

• Stabilised rammed earth construction, using regional soil, steel framing and sustainably sourced timbers.

• A building layout, orientation, materials and insulation designed to maintain comfort in the building by natural means.

• Rainwater collection to supplement water supply.

“With over 20 years’ experience and millions of dollars donated to environmental causes, the Banrock Station team is proud to continue our efforts to produce full flavoured Australian wines of varietal integrity whilst showing our utmost respect for the origins of the ingredients,” Burnett said.

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