Always good to see wineries taking the eco-friendliness of their wines (and the bottles) into consideration:
TWO OCEANS TAKING IT LIGHTLY
Popular South African wine brand Two Oceans is now sold exclusively in light-weight 350 gram bottles that are fully recyclable. The label, its inks and adhesive are also biodegradable.
The new screwcap-topped bottle is 110 grams lighter than before, to represent a saving of 120 kg of carbon equivalent emissions for every 1 000 bottles produced.
All Two Oceans wines are made from grapes sourced from vineyards accredited by South Africa’s highly progressive and eco-friendly Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) programme. If you want to know more about the brand’s commitment to production integrity, visit the website listed on the *Sustainability Seal South Africa sticker that is affixed to the bottle and enter the individual number. The seal is backed by a sophisticated tracking system in which bottle contents are totally traceable from the growing of the grapes to how the wine is made and packaged.
In South Africa, as a further mark of its environmental focus, Two Oceans supports WWF SASSI, the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative that helps to improve the conservation status of overexploited seafood in local oceans.
Widely enjoyed for great quality at excellent value prices, the Two Oceans brand takes its name from the Indian and Atlantic oceans that meet along the southern coast of Africa.
*The Sustainability Seal South Africa applies to wines from the 2010 vintage onwards.