The objective of the pilot project W.E.I.N. is to secure winegrowing for the long term by a sustainable improvement of the economic situation in accordance with Agenda 21. It aims to identify, develop and promote methods that are economically profitable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly.
The principles of sustainable winegrowing are:
Future generations should have the same opportunities as the present generation.
Maintaining and fostering the unique cultural landscape.
Maintaining the fundamentals of production (ground, water and air), in other words, the use of a resource may be no greater than its ability for regeneration in the long term. Conserving non-renewable resources.
Using regenerative energy.
Natural ecosystems should not be harmed, in other words, substance release and energy consumption may be no greater than the environmental resilience or its assimilation capability in the long term.
Maintaining and utilising biological diversity.