Ramón Bilbao

Ramón Bilbao exceeds sustainable goals

07 January, 2020

Spanish wine brand Ramón Bilbao has exceeded its targets on sustainability in both its winery and vineyards.

Ramón Bilbao’s target is to reduce its impact in the four basic pillars of sustainability - reduction of greenhouse gases, energy efficiency, water management and reduction of waste - by 20% between 2016 and 2020.

Ramón Bilbao is already certified by the Wineries for Climate Protection organisation, which has 24 member-producers in Spain and audits show that the producer has reduced greenhouse gasses by 23%, waste by 91%, and energy efficiency had met 62% of its objective by the end of the second year.

Carmelo San Martin, head of sustainability at Zamora Company, said: “We have intelligent irrigation in the vineyards to control the water-stress of each vine which helps avoid waste, but inside the winery is the biggest obstacle.

“It’s vital to have clean facilities, particularly at harvest time, and we have always used as much water as we need do this. But now we are working out how to measure and replace some of our winery practices and we are investing in more efficient tools, so we are becoming more responsible.”

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