We are all aware of climate change and how it adversely affects everything, including viticulture and winemaking. Viticulture and winemaking can be part of the solution in helping to slow climate change. Okanagan Crush Pad sent me this press release outlining that their winery is joining the International Wineries for Climate Action. I congratulate them in helping out in our climate crisis. Their press release is below.
[Summerland, BC] Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad Winery is pleased to announce that it is the first Canadian winery to join the International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA). IWCA is open to any winery, from any country, and employs a three-tiered membership system that allows a diversity of wineries to join. Okanagan Crush Pad has been accepted as an applicant member having committed to an ISO-14064 audited baseline greenhouse gas inventory. The winery team now has one year to meet IWCA membership requirements and become a silver or gold level member.