The Botanical Research Institute of Texas’ International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition is back for its eighth year, and the Fort Worth-based institute is ready to begin accepting applications.
The award was created to recognize the bond between botany and wineries that display “ground to glass” sustainability, BRIT said in a release.
This year’s competition begins on May 1, and applicants’ entries will be graded on their environmental, social, and economic qualities, as well as wine taste.
BRIT BEGAN THE COMPETITION IN 2010
The only competition of its kind first came out in 2010.
The submission deadline is July 31, and winners will be announced in January 2018, BRIT said.
The winner will be presented with the International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing in March 2018 during the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival.
BRIT said that an important part the application process is for organizations to include their conservation efforts in the vineyard and in their operations, such as how waste is avoided, reclaimed, and how the winery extends conservation efforts to its customers.
All applicants must submit an 18-question self-assessment and provide a sample bottle of wine for judging.
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