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Saturday, 3 July 2021

Two Australian wineries recognised by Robert Parker

Australian wineries Cullen (above) and Henschke have been recognised for their green credentials by leading US wine critic Robert Parker. 

Margaret River-based Cullen and Eden Valley-based Henschke were recognised among only 24 wineries worldwide in the inaugural Robert Parker Green Emblem selection, acknowledging environmentally friendly practices.

"With more and more wine consumers actively seeking out wines that are sustainably produced, the team at Robert Parker Wine Advocate have added a ''Green Emblem'' to their communications and website to recognise wine producers that are leaders in sustainability," Parker said.

"These wineries are given this emblem in recognition for their extraordinary and sustainable efforts within the wine industry, and acknowledges that there is a person of outstanding sustainability achievements at this establishment’s core, and is only given out very rarely, after careful consideration of first-hand reviewer knowledge."

Both wineries are family owned and operated and use biodynamic principles and Cullen is carbon neutral. 

"Our Green Emblem is given in recognition of the most extraordinary cases of sustainable efforts in our wine industry," Parker said. "The distinction is awarded to producers/wineries that have achieved outstanding levels of sustainability. It is very rarely given out, and only after careful consideration of first-hand reviewer knowledge.

"Once a winery is awarded this distinction, all of their wines will carry the Robert Parker Green Emblem symbol going forward." 

Other wineries recognised include Domaine Leroy in Burgundy, Pontet-Canet in Bordeaux, the Sadie family in South Africa and Alois Lageder in the Alto Adige in Italy.


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