BUSINESS & BIODIVERSITY NETWORK
The Group has been part of the European Business & Biodiversity Initiative since 2012 - a European Network with the aim of promoting relations between companies and biodiversity.
PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES
The Duorum project is located in a special bird protection Natura Network zone. In our estate Quinta de Castelo Melhor, we have implemented several measures to protect these endangered birds.
VINES CERTIFIED FOR BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION
All the Group´s vineyards are certified for Integrated and Biological production, which means minimal intervention and restricted use of pesticides in the control of pests.
NATURAL FERTILIZERS FOR OUR SOILS
We reuse 100% of the subproducts that result from the grapes’ vinification (stems and skins), as well as the organic substance resulting from pruning, to fertilize our soils.
SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT BY USING LIGHT GLASS
We use 420g light glass bottles in 62% of the production cycle, thus reducing the waste of material and natural resources from the bottle production, while helping to diminish carbon footprint associated with the transportation of wines.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WITHIN OUR GROUP
At João Portugal Ramos Group, we have a permanent concern with all those surrounding us at social, economic and environmental level. Therefore, we are involved in supporting over 20 different local institutions as well as national humanitarian organizations.
OPTIMIZED WATER CONSUMPTION IN THE VINEYARDS
The data from the weather stations installed in our vineyards and the daily monitoring of the technical teams, allow us to optimize the use of water in our plants. In February 2020 we implemented a water reuse system from our WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) for the irrigation of some of the vineyards.