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Ensuring a healthy balance with our natural landscape

“Since I started using organic and biodynamic practices, I am seeing the benefits in greater expression of aromas and textures in the wines from all our vineyards.” – Prue Henschke

About Henschke

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Henschke Sustainability Actions

Quality

C A Henschke & Co is one of Australia’s leading winemakers and grape growers. The company specialises in the production of premium quality table wines, which are exported world-wide. The Henschke family has been winemakers at Keyneton for five generations with a proud heritage, philosophy and tradition. C A Henschke & Co is committed to achieving excellence in production and customer expectations through the following; • The C A Henschke & Co overall goal is to be the best, not the biggest wine producer in Australia by continuously improving on our production of exceptional wines from outstanding vineyards, while reducing our impact on the environment and regenerating our surrounding natural landscapes. • Continuous improvement of the C A Henschke & Co Quality Management System in accordance with the principals of AS/NZS ISO 9001 :2008 “Quality Management systems – Requirements” and the integrated HACCP Plan. • Complying with relevant Legislation, Codes and Standards. • Managing and monitoring our vineyards and working with our selected growers to obtain the best quality of grapes for our wines. • By utilising our Quality Management System, we shall select suppliers and processes, where possible, which minimise the impact of our activities on the environment. • Ensuring our wines exceed the expectations and requirements of our customers in both Australia and export markets. • Ensuring that its employees are committed to the management of quality, environmental impacts and customer satisfaction. • Ensuring that this policy is understood, implemented and maintained at all levels within the organisation.

Packaging

In line with our beliefs of maintaining an environmentally sustainable business, over the years we have introduced several initiatives that help us achieve these aims. Being signatories of the Australian Packaging Covenant and aligning with our beliefs to protect the environment and therefore the sustainability of our business, our aim is to reduce our impact on the planet’s resources with our policy for purchasing packaging. Where possible, our packaging is to be manufactured with recycled materials, or just as importantly, packaging is to be either re-usable or recyclable. We also encourage all of our customers to recycle the packaging in which our wines are delivered

Environment

To prevent pollution of our natural environment and build up soil health and biodiversity. We wish to restore 30% of our total landholdings to the original plant associations spread across the 5 different sub-catchments: – riparian zones (within all five sub catchments) – native grasslands (1 in Upper Saunders Creek) – sheoak woodlands (2 in North Rhine & Upper Saunders Creeks ) – peppermint box grassy woodlands (2 in North Rhine and Parrot Hill Creeks) – red gum grassy woodlands (1 in North Para River) – blue gum sclerophyll forest (2 in North Rhine and Parrot Hill Creeks) – stringybark sclerophyll forest(1 in Cock Creek, Onkaparinga). Our Goals: • To have a truly sustainable business – one that can prosper indefinitely • Move beyond compliance to the development of a leading edge organisation striving for excellence in everything we do • In the short term minimise and in the long term eliminate negative impacts that our day to day operations have on the environment • Have a commercial advantage

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Henschke Sustainability News

Henschke named the ‘Most Admired Wine Brand in Australasia’ in Drinks International World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2021

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Henschke awarded 2021 Halliday Wine Companion ‘Winery of the Year’

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We are excited to announce that we have been voted into the Top 50 World’s Best Vineyards for 2020.

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