Finding a state of sustainable wine: implications for sustainable viticulture and oenology in New Jersey, USA Online publication date: Fri, 09-Mar-2018
by Daniel Moscovici; Paul D. Gottlieb
International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics (IJSAMI), Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017
Abstract: New Jersey is the most urbanised state in the USA, yet positioned as a sustainable wine region of the world. The methodology includes a thorough literature review of sustainable wine combined with a quantitative and qualitative survey of wineries in New Jersey. Data collected from 71% of wineries demonstrate sustainable opportunities for developing wine regions. A variety of conclusion is drawn from the research. First, farmers are generally sustainable at a small scale and employ a variety of sustainable best management practices. Second, support from the growers association and government would advance sustainability. Third, additional funding would expedite this move; many of New Jersey wines are already labelled or marketed as sustainable. By creating a certification, guidelines, or set of best management practices, New Jersey could differentiate and improve sales locally, nationally and even globally. These lessons can be applied to other developing wine regions of the world.
Online publication date: Fri, 09-Mar-2018
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