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Fifth González Byass Winery Obtains Sustainability Certification

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February 12th – As well as renewing its accreditation for González Byass Jerez, Beronia Rioja, Vilarnau and Viñas del Vero, González Byass has completed the demanding approval process to certify Beronia Rueda with the “Sustainable Wineries for Climate Protection” (SWfCP) charter, created by the Federación Española del Vino (FEV), to recognise wineries committed to sustainability.

Beronia Rueda

To obtain this rigorous certification, González Byass has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to the environment through measures such as waste management, controlled energy and water consumption, and renewable energy. González Byass’ pledge on social responsibility, including internal training and career plans, and welcoming vulnerable and underrepresented groups into the workplace, was also recognised by the awarding body.

SWfCP certification is an important step in González Byass’ ambitious “People + Planet” plan, centred on taking care of people and the planet.

Victoria González-Gordon López de Carrizosa, Chief Sustainability Officer for González Byass, comments, “The commitment to sustainability is part of our DNA, indeed, Beronia Rueda was built with sustainability in mind from its first conceptualisation. Its certification, and the renewal for González Byass Jerez, Beronia Rioja, Vilarnau and Viñas del Vero, reflects our sustainability mission, as we minimise our impact on the environment. As the certificate itself is revised every two years, it pushes us to continually improve, knowing that every step counts.”

About González Byass

González Byass is a family winery founded in Jerez in 1835 and dedicated to making wines and spirits. Tío Pepe Fino, jewels of the wine world such as Noé and Apóstoles and Brandy Solera Gran Reserva Lepanto, have established the company as one of the world’s foremost wineries.  Tradition, research, sustainability, the pursuit of maximum quality and wine tourism are the bedrock upon which González Byass has based its work for almost two centuries now.

Over the last few decades, González Byass has become a Family of Wines, adding wineries in emblematic areas that truly represent the diversity of Spain’s wines. They include Bodegas Beronia (D.O.Ca. Rioja and D.O. Rueda), Viñas del Vero (D.O. Somontano), Blecua (D.O. Somontano), Cavas Vilarnau (D.O. Cava), Finca Constancia (V.T. Castilla), Finca Moncloa (V.T. Cádiz), Pazos de Lusco (D.O. Rías Baixas) and Dominio Fournier (D.O. Ribera del Duero). In 2016, the company made the leap into the New World by acquiring Chilean family winery Viñedos Veramonte then, in 2017, completed the acquisition of Casa Pedro Domecq (brandies and wines) which operates primarily in Mexico.

Rounding off González Byass’ product range are Vermouth La Copa, Chinchón de la Alcoholera anis, fruit liqueurs Granpecher and Granpomier and a collection of high-end distillates that includes Nomad Outland Whisky and The London Nº1 and Mom gins. The company is also the exclusive distributor on the Iberian Peninsula for Deutz champagne; exclusive Whyte & Mackay Single Malt Whiskies The Dalmore and Jura, and Botran aged rums.

This family company is committed to development based on the right balance between environmental, social and economic factors, a philosophy brought to life through the “People and Planet” scheme, González Byass’ sustainable reality, and further evidenced in its having signed up to the United Nations’ Global Compact. González Byass has committed to prioritise the following Sustainable Development Objectives (SDOs) enshrined in the Compact, as a first step: quality education, work and economic growth, action for the climate and life on land.

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