Working with the environment like we do, we have a deep appreciation of its interconnected and circuitous nature. The rain that feeds the rivers that flow from the hills and mountains of New Zealand into the sea, all originated from the sea. And being an island nation, we New Zealanders have a unique connection and appreciation for the beaches and oceans around us.

That is why we jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the Surfrider Foundation, firstly the originating organisation in the US, and now the Australian arm of their operation as well.

The Surfrider Foundation was founded by a group of surfers in Malibu, California in 1984 with the mission to protect the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through coastal protection schemes, education, public advocacy and clean-up initiatives. Over time, the Surfrider Foundation and its important messages has spread to over 80 countries and active chapters around the world, and an expansive volunteer network with the Australian chapter being founded in 1991 on the Gold Coast.

Among their most important and interesting initiatives is not only cleaning up plastic and pollution in our oceans and waterways, but working to prevent pollution in the first place by promoting good environmental practices at hospitality venues and businesses, particularly those on the coast, and advocating for marine protection and conservation. Their work in maintaining public beach access through advocacy and litigation has also resulted in dozens of beaches remaining open for public enjoyment and appreciation.

While there may not be an obvious link between Surfrider Foundation and wine, with Babich Wines’ long-running history of promoting sustainability and sensible environmental practices in winemaking, our support for likeminded organisations such as the Surfrider Foundation is an easy fit.

So, while the world is large, complex and disparate, it’s important to recognise that we only have one environment. When we each do our little bit, whether picking up a plastic wrapper while walking on the beach or supporting organisations like Surfrider Foundation, we can help ensure that future generations enjoy the world, and our wines, the same way we do today.

 

Doing the right thing for Cure Kids

Founded in 1971, Cure Kids is now the largest non-government funder of child health research in New Zealand, with more than NZ$60 million invested into child health research projects spanning mental health, respiratory conditions, cancer, neurological disorders and more. The list of breakthroughs is astonishing, and has saved, extended and improved countless children’s lives for decades.

To recognise their important work in child health, and help Cure Kids celebrate their Golden Jubilee and 50th anniversary, the team at Babich Wines have created a special release of Babich Black Label Cabernet Merlot 2019. The release is limited to 1000 cases, with all profits going directly to Cure Kids to help fund the research that ensures they can support children’s health into the future.

The specially branded Cure Kids 50th Anniversary Babich Cabernet Merlot will be available in New Zealand from 16 September 2021, and only while stocks last. You can purchase exclusively through Glengarry stores and online at www.glengarrywines.co.nz/curekids, with free delivery nationwide!

With a history stretching back more than 100 years over three generations of winemaking, we’ve naturally taken a long-term view of the world, working with an eye on the future and future generations. Our commitment to sustainable winemaking today, is driven by our commitment to those inheriting the world tomorrow.

And while sustainability, and caring for our vineyards and the environment comes naturally, so too does caring for our community through many years of support for causes like Cure Kids, and our desire to inspire community-minded thinking around the world.

If you happen to be in New Zealand and in a position to support Cure Kids, we’d encourage you to join us by purchasing in-store or online, and be rewarded with a stunning, limited release wine in the process!

New Zealand Wines Made with Care; yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Here at Babich Wines, we feel a particular connection to the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Made with Care campaign, which promotes our country’s food and beverage industry around the world. As a New Zealand wine exporter, telling the world the story of what sets our produce apart is vital to our industry’s success.

For us, the Made with Care campaign is confirmation that we’ve been doing things right, ever since we planted our first vines over 100 years ago. Since 1912, every generation of the Babich family has committed to building a sustainable business that allows the next generation to continue making deliciously drinkable New Zealand wines, for generations of wine lovers to come.

We see it as paying it forward, for our family, for wine lovers and for the planet. And it starts with caring for the land and the vines. You need great land, to grow great grapes, to make great wine.

But what does ‘Made with Care’ mean at Babich Wines?

First of all, it means crafting our wines sustainably. To us, sustainability is less a trend, but rather a concept that has been at the roots of our legacy, craft, and success since day one. It’s a key ingredient of our slow, careful process in an ever-changing, always-on world. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Care also means craftsmanship. Every one of our wines is the result of the love we have for our craft. We’ve been making wine for three generations, drawing on knowledge that is even older, but always with an eye to the future. Care means innovation and refinement; for example, we’re producing more and more organic and vegan-friendly wines. We know wine drinkers want them, they’re amongst the fastest growing wine segments in the world, and we have the craft, care and experience to craft wines with the quality and character that has made Babich Wines famous the world over.

Every wine we produce is made with care – with vision, thoughtfulness, ingenuity, and true craft. We’ll never stop striving to delight wine drinkers and make the everyday extraordinary through the care that goes into our sustainably crafted wines. From grape, to glass. Every time.

That hard-working spirit is something that runs deep in our veins; and we’ll keep ‘paying it forward’ for as long as we exist.

We love heat in the vineyard. But in the winery… not so much.

Cool temperatures are great to develop fruity flavours when you ferment a wine such as Sauvignon Blanc. That is why you’d often see on a tasting note that the wine was “cool fermented”. By keeping the ferment cool, we can control the metabolic rate of the yeast, thereby influencing how it converts sugar into alcohol and also what flavours are enhanced in the process.

Of course, keeping the wine cool after fermentation helps to lock in the flavours.

Because cooling is so important in winemaking, our Marlborough winery was especially designed with this in mind. Louvres open at night to allow cool air in, and are closed when day temperatures rise to keep the cool air inside. Having a smaller differential between the ambient temperature and the desired temperature of the wine means we need to use less energy.

There is one exception to this chilled-out approach: To start fermentation, we often need to warm up the juice a bit, so the yeast can get going.

Rather than spend a lot of energy to generate heat, we use technology to recover the latent heat released by our usual refrigeration processes, and use that for heating. In effect, the same energy that is already used for cooling some tanks is used to heat others! Pretty neat.

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