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De Bortoli invests in 'soil puffer machine'

Published:  08 April, 2011

De Bortoli has invested in a soil puffer machine and claims to be the first Australian winery to own one.

The machine is used to break up compact soil by blasting air underneath the compacted layer to enable water and vine roots to penetrate deeper into the soil.

De Bortoli Wines has made a serious commitment to the environment, by adopting a wide range of innovative programs and practices that encompasses water management, biological farming, including the use of compost tea and compost and mulch as well as packaging & waste management.

Managing director, Darren De Bortoli, said: "We look to the future, taking a long term view; we are determined to pass on a sustainable business to the next generation."