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Viña Casa Silva goes organic

Published:  22 February, 2010

Chilean wine producer, Viña Casa Silva, has announced plans convert 130 hectares of its vineyards from conventional farming to organic.

The conversion will take place over the next three years and the comapny's long term objective will be to tranform all of its vineyards in the future.

Viña Casa Silva has already reduced its bottle weight by 25% last year for the majority of wines within the Doña Dominga and Casa Silva porfolios and will continue to initiate a greener future at the winery with an extensive and unique organic program covering all viticulture practices.

Managing director at Vina Casa Silva, Mario Pablo Silva, said: "It's clear that greener winemaking practices are a marketing necessity for today's consumers, so we need to re-address the environmental impact and carbon footprint of all our activities. To that end we are initiating new and pioneering practices this year with our organic farming and the introduction of brand new vine treatments."