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Green Awards

Going Green!

To celebrate 10 years of success for Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, we are excited to introduce the eagerly anticipated 2018 Green Wine Awards!

Our theme for this year's competition is "Sustainability in the Wine Industry".

 

 

How it works

The following criterions must be met in order to become eligible for the 2018 Green Wine Award:

  1. Your winery must be certified by an official certification governing body. 
  2. Only wines that have won the Gold medal or Trophy in their repsective categories will be eligible.

If you have not already entered then be assured there is enough space for you! Enter now and stand a chance to become one of the first wineries to win 2018 Green Wine Award.

NOTICE: Wineries who have already entered in the competition and wish to update their entries as certified green wines, follow this HOW TO guide to edit your entries.

 

Benefits for Award Winners

2018 Green Wine Award winners will receive:

  • An amazing exposure opportunity by having a double feature in HK IWSC's official results booklet, namely the results page and a special page for honorary 2018 Green Wine Award recipients.
  • An opportunity to be highlighted in one of our monthly newsletters distrbuted to our vast reaching network. 
  • A free 2018 Green Wine Award sticker artwork for your wineries own use.

 

What is Organic, Sustainable and Biodynamic winegrowing?

  • *Organic - grapes that are certified organic under the wine regions governing body. In general this means no synthetic pesticides, chemical herbicides, GMO's or additives may be used in production of these wines. In addition, there are no added sulfites though naturally occuring sulfites will still be present. 
  • *Sustainable - refers to a range of practices that are economically, environmentally and socially sound. The aim here is to have as little impact on the land as possible
  • *Biodynamic - refers to practices that create a self sustainng system. Natural matierals, soils and composts are used to sustain the vineyard. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are forbidden for the sake of soil fertility. 

 

Here are a few reasons why wineries are Going Green:

  • Long-term viability of land and business
  • Long-term cost savings.
  • Stregthen the value of real estate.
  • Conservation of nautral resources
  • Enhance relations with your community
  • Improve image with consumers and tourists.
  • Augment relations with regulators and public policy institutions. 

 

Entries close on 22 July 2018, that's right around the corner so ENTER NOW!

*Note, these are simplified definitions of complex concepts. If you're interested in knowing more about Going Green as a winery, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the relevant information.