Wine Enthusiast recently published an article called “Mindful Producers Working for a Better Future,” in which it shined a light on leaders in the wine, spirit and beer industries that are “working to ensure our planet’s health while giving consumers more reasons to feel good while they sip.” It describes the producers worthy of distinction as forward-thinkers, dedicated to preserving the environment but without sacrificing flavor or quality where consumers are involved.
Of the six companies highlighted, one was Vinos Ambiz. The Spanish winery was founded in 2003 by Fabio Bartolomei. As an unlicensed winery, the company faced challenges as packaging companies refused to deliver new bottles. Instead of conforming to the situation, Bartolomei chose a unique and eco-friendly approach.
They de-labeled and sanitized their own bottles and packaged the wine in them. Even now it asks that local fans of its wine return their bottles to them when they’re finished. Years later, in 2016, Vinos Ambiz found and teamed up with Infinity Reutilización, which is a Spanish company that engages in the same practice: collecting, de-labelling and sanitizing wine bottles.
Other ways in which the winery shows its commitment to the environment include its use of minimum-intervention winemaking techniques, its focus on promoting biodiversity and its efforts to avoid dangerous chemicals.
Of the six companies highlighted, one was Vinos Ambiz. The Spanish winery was founded in 2003 by Fabio Bartolomei.