Greenhill Wines Part Of Uraidla Township Plastic Free Precinct
We are very proud to become a plastic free champion, and part of this initiative.
Our Focus On Sustainability
Ever since we conceived the cellar door and café, our buying decisions have been governed by the concept that as much as possible should be reusable or compostable.
The only major recycling element in our business is glass, since washing and reusing glass bottles is not a viable option.
Penny is also a bit of a upcycle champion, as can be seen with our upcycled baths into outdoor furniture, and the old brown furniture in the café handed down through the family. Our display cabinet is a repurposed cedar wardrobe that belonged to Paul’s mother, and the miners couch in the tasting area was rescued by Paul from a bonfire in the Barossa 50 years ago, it’s a handy spot for weary travellers!
Since our flagship wine in a sparkling we have a vintage collection of ice buckets on display that includes for instance a silver plated one given to a Rebecca by the Enfield Pizza Hut in the mid 1990’s, and our collection of vintage champagne flutes is much admired.
We chose not to buy all new items generally made overseas at great environmental cost- which would have been much less time consuming. The space is more interesting as a result, the environment benefits and we employ South Australians in our upcycling efforts.
We hope that this initiative will give others a new appreciation of the values of reusing items that have been made with care to last, and avoiding packaging only designed to be used once, especially if made of plastic. With the advantage of modern technology and determination, we think it is possible to make a difference and we intend to continue to make choices with the health of the environment front of mind.