Casa Lapostolle, the winery owned by French drinks group Marnier-Lapostolle, has improved its environmental credentials by securing carbon neutral status.
Lapostolle, which owns three vineyards in Chile, told Decanter that it has been certified as carbon neutral by The CarbonNeutral Company, one of the world’s leading advisors to firms looking to reduce their carbon emissions.
Lapostolle said that it has achieved carbon neutral status by energy saving and carbon emission offsetting projects. Its bottles contain 60-70% recycled glass, and grape picking is done at night to eliminate the need for cooling tanks.
The group also is partly offsetting emissions from “third party” activities, such as shipping and storage, via the Guizhou Hydro Power Project in China.
All of Lapostolle’s vineyards are organically managed and biodynamic, with no pesticides used.
Casa Lapostolle was founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, the great granddaughter of the founder of Grand Marnier.