Following a rigorous assessment by three of the Australia’s leading carbon accounting groups, Bangor has been officially recognised as carbon positive. Bangor annually stores more carbon than the property emits, some 1,500 tonnes more.
The six-month assessment looked at all aspects of the vineyard, tourism, and farming business to conclude that the Bangor property is well beyond carbon neutral. Each year, the equivalent of 1,500 tonnes of CO2 is stored, equivalent to the emissions from 100 households.
Working closely with land use and carbon modelling experts from Mullion Group, Integrated Futures, and Integrity Ag & Environment, and supported by Landcare Australia and Australian Wool Innovation, we closely examined all the emissions from the vineyard, winery, livestock, and restaurant, as well as the carbon storage capacity in Bangor’s extensive areas of native forest.
When the numbers came in, the carbon positive outcome was clear. Bangor’s vineyard and farm operations emit 2,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents each year. However, their 5,000 hectares of native forest are locking away the equivalent of 3,500 tonnes of CO2 each year, delivering a net storage of 1,500 tonnes. This is in addition to the 220,000 tonnes of carbon currently stored in Bangor’s forests.
We're proud of the assessment’s findings, but are committed to reducing emissions even further. This includes the recent installation of solar panels on Bangor’s cellar door roof, recycling all suitable waste, and decreasing emissions from livestock through faster animal growth rates. We're also dedicated to soil health, understanding that there is as much carbon stored below ground as there is above it.
The Dunbabin family have protected more than 2,000 hectares of Bangor’s native forests and grasslands as permanent conservation reserves. These areas are home to some of Tasmania’s most precious plants and animals including Tasmanian Devils, wombats, Swift Parrots and Wedge Tailed Eagles.
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who visits us and supports Bangor. Everyone who visits Bangor Vineyard Shed, and takes away a bottle of wine, is not only supporting a family vineyard, but also helping the environment. The environmental work at Bangor is possible because of you!