PERINET JUMPS TO GREEN ENERGY
SUSTAINABILITY AS A PRIORITY
Perinet Winery is totally committed to sustainability and seeks to embrace the principals of the Paris Climate Agreement
In 2020, Perinet committed to the installation of an 80 Kw PV solar system together with an energy storage system of 144 Kw, replacing an onsite diesel generator power plant. The solar project was successfully crowd funded via a loan provided by over 240 members of Ecrowd community. The PV solar system became operational in Q1 2021 and is anticipated to supply over 90% of the winery’s future electricity needs. This initiative is estimated to reduce Perinet’s carbon footprint by 96 tons per annum in addition to eliminating the noise pollution from the current diesel generators. With this initiative, Perinet is leading the most important renewable energy project in the Priorat wine growing region.
We believe that we must be stewards of the environment and this mindset is reflected first and foremost in our approach to viticulture. Perinet does not apply any synthetic pesticides or herbicides or other toxic chemicals in its vineyards. Furthermore, all work such as harvesting grapes or pruning vines are completed by hand, without any mechanized support. Perinet has practiced organic farming for many years and the winery is under an EU certification process, anticipated to be completed in 2023.
Our commitment includes small everyday actions such as avoiding single-use plastic items as well as employing a local team and working with local suppliers. The total Perinet estate comprises a 300 ha of which 70% is a Mediterranean wild forest with a natural ecosystem. Within our estate the biodiversity includes rare spices like Lluciapomaresius panteli (Somereta del Montsant) or the unique Priorat turtle Testudo hermanni. Additionally, to promote actively the maintenance of this biodiversity we host a bees farm, by locating different hives around our forest.