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4 planet-friendly drinks for sustainable sipping

These drink brands are leading the way when it comes to taste and sustainability.

From Uruguay to Ireland, today’s winemakers and distillers are honouring the earth with conscious, sustainable practices.

1. Dreaming Tree Wines

A bottle of red wine

At Dreaming Tree Wines, grapes are grown sustainably with efficient water use and soil management. Packaging is also eco-friendly, featuring a lighter bottle, a recycled paper label and a cork without foil – all of which helps reduce carbon emissions. In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, the brand plants a tree in the U.S. for every bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Crush Red Blend sold, planting more than 365,000 trees so far.


2. Bodega Garzón

A bottle of white wine

Bodega Garzón is a boutique winery in the idyllic countryside of Uruguay. Founded by international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, it’s the first winery in the world to earn LEED certification for its entire facility. Its winery boasts sustainable design and is built into the hills and on natural terraces. Bodega Garzón has established itself as a world-renowned modern winery that’s furthering sustainability and wine culture in Uruguay.


3. Glendalough

A bottle of gin

Glendalough Wild Botanical Irish Gin is produced by Glendalough Distillery, which is nestled in Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains. The gin is distilled in small batches using traditional copper-pot stills. Botanicals are sustainably foraged in the wilderness, reflecting a commitment to environmental stewardship. The gin is also bottled in recycled glass. With its distinctive character and emphasis on local ingredients, Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin is acclaimed for its exceptional taste.


4. Rodney Strong Vineyards

A bottle of red wine

Showing a deep respect for the environment, Rodney Strong Vineyards is committed to sustainability across its winemaking practices. The winery minimizes its environmental footprint by using solar power and natural pest control. Cover crops are planted to enhance soil health, and biodiversity is fostered through habi- tat-restoration efforts. These practices help ensure the lon- gevity of the vineyards while preserving the surrounding ecosystem. Rodney Strong’s commitment to sustainability sets a high standard in the wine industry.

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