Climate change is a real and present danger for Justin and Pip Jarret at their high country vineyard See Saw Wine, Cargo.
The 170 hectare vineyard was established in 1995 and Mr Jarret noted with a one degree increase in day temperatures, harvest of their premium grapes is now some four to five weeks earlier than in past years.
“The wine industry is at the luxurious end of agricultural production and as a family we believe it is a privilege to be able to produce wine,” he said.
“But we must also be conscious of our business operation’s impact on the landscape and therefore we see it as our responsibility to reduce that impact through reduced use of carbon-based fuels and grid electricity.”
Mr Jarret said it is the intention of he and Pip to…