International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing

BRIT® honors organizations in the wine industry that are taking a leading role in implementing sustainable practices with its International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing. At this time, it is the only international award of its kind. The bases for the competition includes: innovative sustainable practices in the categories of air, water, and land in both winegrowing and winemaking; social responsibility practices; and wine taste.

The International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing is presented during BRIT’s Fête du Vin Wine Dinner held in Fort Worth, Texas. Wineries that are actively demonstrating a commitment to sustainability are encouraged to participate. As the only international sustainable winegrowing award, BRIT hopes to attract progressive and passionate wine organizations from around the world that practice innovative “ground to glass” sustainable techniques.

Our next International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing will be March 2017. If you have questions, please contact Sara Richardson at 817.332.2748



LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards

“LangeTwins multigenerational philosophy to sustainable winegrowing shows its commitment and a passion for getting things right in all facets of its wine organization,” said Will McClatchey, BRIT’s vice president of research. “Their devotion to sustainability enhances their land and their community and produces an outstanding Estate Cabernet.”








Trefethen Family Vineyards



Parducci Wine Cellars



HALL Wines

“The fact that Yalumba operates its vineyards as ecosystems where everything is connected to everything else is impressive and truly commendable,” said Will McClatchey, BRIT’s vice president and head of research. “This is the foundational stewardship tenant of conservation and biodiversity.”  “Trefethan’s outstanding sustainable programs show a commitment to the land, the local community, the wine industry, and to its market.” Dwight Cumming, BRIT’s sustainable winegrowing judging committee chairman. “We are most impressed with Parducci’s strong commitment to the environment.Using certified sustainable winegrowing practices, 100% green energy, recycling 100% of its waste water, and being carbon neutral, Parducci sets a high standard for itself and the winegrowing industry.” BRIT’s Sustainable Winegrowing Judging Committee “HALL believes that the health of our environment is essential when crafting the finest wine possible.We will make every effort in our vineyard management to ensure the health of our ecosystems.” Craig and Kathryn Hall