Monte Creek Winery Sustainability Efforts

In case you missed it, our team is obsessed with sustainability.

The main cornerstone that binds our organization is sustainability, and our overarching goals unite one another on a journey to constantly lessen the footprint of our operation.

We farm our vineyards organically with permaculture in mind. Our wines are expected to be fully certified organic by 2023. Our winemaking philosophy is to produce wines with minimal intervention and our team works hard on regenerative agriculture, a practice that includes the conservation and rehabilitation of the ecosystem.

We look at our farming and production methods holistically and even produce by-products from waste. Our operation looks at not only lessening the carbon footprint on-site but challenges the status quo in our supply chain as well.

Watch the latest video of what our winery is all about!

 

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Helping to Save BC Badgers

We could not be prouder to share that we won the 2021 Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s Sustainable Project of the Year for our badger campaign. In summer 2021 the Monte Creek Winery team ran a fundraising and awareness campaign around BC badgers. The species is red listed endangered in BC and the winery team learned that the leading cause of their death is highway kills on HWY 1 between Kamloops and Pritchard, the stretch of highway the borders part of the winery’s property. With fewer than 350 badgers left in BC, the Monte Creek Winery team took action with realizing their responsibility to advocate for BC badgers. The winery sold post cards, badges, and accepted donations to support the BC Badger Society and the BC Wildlife Park. We also posted content on social media and our website to bring awareness to the need for conservation.

Learn more about the campaign to support BC Badgers here..


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Sustainability Trained

Our team completed the Fast Track to Sustainability training, a program run by GreenStep that walked us through establishing baselines through various audits on the winery’s waste and energy use.

Learn more about Fast Track to Sustainability here.

 


Sustainable, Eco Friendly, Climate, Environment

Salmon-Safe Certified

Monte Creek Winery is a Salmon-Safe Certified winery. Salmon-Safe works with West Coast farmers, developers, and other environmentally innovative landowners to reduce watershed impacts through rigorous third-party verified certification. Salmon-Safe for wine growing focuses on reducing vineyard runoff, water quality protection, and enhancement of native biodiversity on vineyard sites. At Monte Creek Winery, we continue to learn and grow within this certification to ensure that we only use best practices maintainable for the environment to do our part to help restore West Coast rivers and native salmon.

Learn more about Salmon-Safe Wine Tours here.


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OceanWise Partner

We are a partner with OceanWise to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come. Monte Creek Winery promises to only sell OceanWise products in our tasting room and in our Terrace Restaurant, we also promise to support the OceanWise cause with fundraising efforts.

Learn more about OceanWise here.


Sustainable, Eco Friendly, Climate, Environment

Certified and Recognized as a Biosphere Committed Entity

Monte Creek Winery is a Biosphere committed entity. Biosphere is a Sustainable Tourism System certified by the Responsible Tourism Institute, an international certification body that maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO, is affiliated to the World Tourism Organization, and is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The Biosphere Commitment Program has given us the training and tools to effectively continue to be committed to the well-being of our company, customers, community, and environment.

Learn more about Biosphere here.


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7 Affirmations Pledge

We have committed to playing our part in preserving the Thompson Okanagan region through the signature of the 7 Affirmations Pledge, which upholds us to conduct our operations with the seven Affirmations at top of our minds. Make your pledge today!

Learn more about 7 Affirmations for 7 Generations here.