Howard Park’s carbon positive initiative

April 22, 2022
By Ioni Doherty

Howard Park Wines is launching a new offering of wine and the collection of wines, Arbor Novae, will be available exclusively to the winery’s Wine Club members from Friday, 22 April – Earth Day.

In partnership with environmental charity Carbon Positive Australia, the new range of wines showcase the terroir expressing site-specific regional character in the glass and brings the winery’s commitment to sustainability to life. For every bottle of Arbor Novae sold, $1.50 will be donated to Carbon Positive Australia to help support local tree planting and landscape
restoration for a carbon positive future.

Founded in Howard Park’s home of Western Australia, Carbon Positive has restored degraded lands Australia-wide conducting ecologically sensitive planting over the past 20 years. During this time it has planted six million trees and captured 665,921 tonnes of carbon.

Investing in the land for future generations is at the core of Howard Park’s viticultural philosophy.

“It’s about legacy and integrity – the Burch family is determined to leave the land they source from in a
better state, a more sustainable state, for future generations,” says Chief Viticulturist, David Botting.

“The partnership with Carbon Positive allows us to extend our legacy beyond the fences of our vineyard
and in doing so, helps secure a more sustainable future for all. Arbor Novae represents one new pillar of
our sustainability ethos here at Howard Park and allows wine club members to enjoy unique and carefully crafted wines that reflect varietal diversity and vineyard character, whilst directly contributing to restoring our natural landscapes.”

The Arbor Novae labels display original paintings by Fremantle artist Andy Quilty and the range includes a 2019 Margaret River Chardonnay (RRP $35), 2020 Pinot Gris (RRP $30) from the estate Mount Barrow vineyard in Mount Barker, a 2020 regional Grenache Shiraz blend (RRP $30) and a 2021 Old Vine Riesling (RRP $30) from the Gibraltar Rock vineyard in Porongurup.

They are carefully crafted to highlight varietal and vineyard expression and to provide wine club members with diversity beyond the existing Howard Park range. As opportunities are recognised, new varieties and vineyards will take their place in this small-batch range from future vintages, in collaboration with Chief Winemaker Nic Bowen.
The Arbor Novae range is now available to Howard Park wine club members at

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