Oct. 15, 2019 |
Susana Balbo has implemented the Bodegas de Argentina's Sustainability Protocol, which addresses a series of issues related to the sustainability of the winemaking process: viticulture, soil and irrigation management, vineyard phytosanitary management, wine quality, agroecosystem management, efficient energy use, water conservation, solid waste management, environmentally oriented purchasing, human resources, community and air quality.
Bodegas de Argentina is an institution that gathers most of the main wineries of the country and represents the interests of its associates in front of both national and international organizations. It was created in 2001, as a result of the merger between Centro de Bodegueros de Mendoza and Asociación Vitivinícola Argentina and through the initiative of 62 founding wineries. Today, it has more than 250 members coming from Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Córdoba and Buenos Aires.
The winery of the queen of Torrontés had already shown its commitment to excellence and quality through the accreditation of the BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard for Food Safety, which guarantees the innocuousness of its products. The implementation of this new Sustainability Protocol, in addition to the LETIS Organic Certification, the adherence to the United Nations Global Compact and the silver medal obtained in the category "Excellence in Sustainable Practices" of the Best of Mendoza's Wine Tourism 2022 awards, reflects Susana Balbo’s efforts in order to carry out a responsible, sustainable winemaking practice.