Ep35: Duxton Vineyards

Wine that doesn’t cost the earth


Duxton Vineyards produces around six per cent of Australia’s annual wine grape supply, but the business is committed to a lot more than high quality grapes.  

In this episode, Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to Duxton’s managing director Wayne Ellis and environmental manager Dylan Klingbiel about what sets the company apart.

Wayne provides an overview of the company, with more than 2400 hectares of wine grapes in the Mildura and Sunraysia districts of the Murry Darling Basin. It is a harsh environment that Duxton is committed to caring for, with Wayne emphasising the need to look after mother earth.

Dylan leads us through a sample of the environmental programs, progress, and challenges the company has instigated and grappled with. He shares a remarkable story he had with local Indigenous Australians discovering an Aboriginal firepit almost by accident.

It is a discussion that highlights the passion felt for the work they do and the environment they rely on.


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