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Howard Park Gives Back To The Land

By Monday 25 April 2022September 28th, 2023No Comments

Howard Park Wines has launched a new wine club exclusive collection called Arbor Novae and for every bottle sold, $1.50 will be donated to Carbon Positive Australia.

The initiative will help support local tree planting and landscape restoration for a carbon positive future.

Founded in Western Australia, Carbon Positive has restored degraded lands Australia-wide through ecologically sensitive planting for over 20 years.

Through its work, the charity has planted six million trees and captured 665,921 tonnes of carbon.

Investing in the land for future generations is at the core of Howard Park’s viticultural philosophy, with the team working consciously behind the scenes to prioritise sustainability in its winemaking and business.

“Arbor Novae is another step in this journey,” chief viticulturist David Botting says.

“It’s about legacy and integrity – the Burch family is determined to leave the land they source from in a better state, a more sustainable state, for future generations.

“The partnership with Carbon Positive allows us to extend our legacy beyond the fences of our vineyard and in doing so, helps secure a more sustainable future for all.

“Arbor Novae represents one new pillar of our sustainability ethos here at Howard Park and allows wine club members to enjoy unique and carefully crafted wines that reflect varietal diversity and vineyard character, whilst directly contributing to restoring our natural landscapes.”

The name Arbor Novae means “new trees” in Latin and expresses Howard Park’s ongoing connection with the trees that support the ecosystem of their own vineyards and then extend out into the majestic Eucalypt forests of South West Western Australia.

In a continuation of Howard Park’s support of WA artists, the Arbor Novae labels display original paintings by Fremantle artist Andy Quilty that are representative of his style: beautifully presented tree forms in bold abstraction.

The range includes a 2019 Margaret River Chardonnay ($35), 2020 Pinot Gris ($30) from the estate Mount Barrow vineyard in Mount Barker, a 2020 regional Grenache Shiraz blend ($30) and a 2021 Old Vine Riesling ($30) from the Gibraltar Rock vineyard in Porongurup.

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