We take care of the earth and return what we get from nature

 

The wine industry has taken a leading role in green business practices. At Argyriou Winery we apply high production standards aiming at the highest results, with the natural environment as a key priority, actively participating in a series of important programs that shape the future for the wine industry.

VINEYARDS

  • CONTROLLED IRRIGATION: In 70% of the vineyard we use a controlled irrigation system (with pipes) which reduces unnecessary water consumption.

 

  • CULTIVATION: Every autumn we cultivate rows of vineyards with covered crops such as milling, oats and vetch, providing protection against soil erosion and the introduction of "green manure" for soil health.

  • COMPOSITION: Each harvest we compress all the old vines and other plant materials. They are ground to spread in the vineyards to maintain the health of the soil and the vines.

PRODUCTION

  • WINE BOXES: Made of Kraft cardboard (natural coffee) to ensure an environmentally friendly and recyclable medium. Kraft cardboard is chlorine free and has a higher percentage of recycled paper inside the cardboard.

  • LABELS: The inks used for labels and cartons are water based and non-solvent based.

  • BOTTLES: The glass used for Argyrio wines is lightweight, using lighter glass that reduces carbon emissions from the transport of light boxes. All bottles use up to 55% recycled glass.

  • CAPSULES AND CORKS: Natural cork is biodegradable and renewable. Tin capsules, used for all winery wines, are recyclable.

WINERY

  • RECYCLING: We recycle paper, boxes and bottles. Packaging supplies for bottling come in fully recyclable containers, including shrinkage, cardboard and plastic. Even the plastic coating on labels is recycled.

  • ENERGY USE: Lighting has been updated to reduce energy use. Cooling systems in production have been upgraded to high energy efficiency systems, reducing energy consumption by 20%.

  • WATER SAVINGS: We encourage employees' water-saving practices, continue to monitor water use and look for innovative ways to implement other water-saving practices.