Barossa Valley based producer, Atze’s Corner Wines, has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to help fund reforestation and poverty alleviation efforts globally.
At the core of this partnership is Atze’s commitment to plant a tree for every bottle of its wine sold, both internationally and domestically.
For Andrew Kalleske, Founder and Vigneron of Atze’s Corner, this latest collaboration forms part of the brand’s wider sustainability commitments.
“Over the years we’ve tested out our backs and hamstrings planting over 10,000 trees around our properties to help re vegetate the land. Now our customers can enjoy a bottle of wine knowing that they’ve helped make a tremendous difference on this amazing planet of ours,” Kalleske says.
The winery has also invested heavily in solar panels, both at production facilities and at the cellar door. Atze’s also uses minimal tillage in a bid to reduce its footprint, while making use of equipment and machinery that requires less fuel, bringing down both costs and carbon emissions.
“That’s our commitment to a sustainable future for this amazing planet and our new partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. Not only planting trees but also helping communities survive and thrive in countries like Mozambique where most of the funding will go to,” continues Kalleske.
For the Kalleske family, the connection with Mozambique is a powerful one.
“My sister Julie has done extensive work in that country which we have helped support and that holds a place very close to our hearts,” Kalleske adds.
Eden Reforestation Projects CEO and Founder, Dr Stephen Fitch, expressed his delight at the collaboration.
“We are ecstatic to be partnering with Atze’s Corner Wines. The work we have accomplished is due largely in part to our incredible donors who believe in alleviating poverty and restoring healthy forests,” Fitch says.
“With Atze’s Corner Wines commitment to Eden Reforestation Projects, local community members are able to heal their ecosystems and take action against climate change.”
Atze’s also supports local charities and sporting groups, including the Nuriootpa netball and cricket teams, alongside the Novita River Run, and the Adelaide Shitbox Rally.
“With everything our family and team at Atze’s do, we are always aware of the environment around us and now our customers can be part of that ethos too,” Kalleske concluded.