From the field

Turning water into wine

A glass of wine at the end of the day is often an eagerly anticipated moment.
How much more would you enjoy that glass of Syrah knowing that it came from sustainably grown grapes? In the spring of 2017, Land Life joined forces with the University of Baja California (UABC) and Baron Balché vineyard in Baja California, Mexico, to pilot Cocoon-grown grapevines. With the Cocoon, these Syrah and petit Syrah grapevines only require 25 liters of water per vine at planting. By comparison, one irrigated grapevine consumes 1.000 liters of water per year! Drastically reducing the water used to grow grapes could fundamentally improve the environmental footprint of an industry that is currently 85% irrigated. We say cheers to that!

Fast Facts…

One hectare of conventional grapevines use approximately 8 million liters of water a year.

1 hectare of Cocoon grapevines use only 10.000 liters of water, once.