OUR BRAND VALUES*
Sustainability is very important to us at Cotswold Hills and we always try to consider it when designing any new product or packaging. In 2018, we launched our new canned wine as a way of reducing plastic waste at events. We also try to use recyclable cardboard cases and try to reuse these whenever possible. In addition, we are conscious of where things are sourced from and try to work with local suppliers as much as possible. We also try to minimise our use of single use plastic in all aspects of the brand from choosing our packing tape to decoration of our stands at events.
All our white grapes are grown on our vineyard just outside Cirencester and the grapes used in our rose are sourced from Gloucestershire.
As far as possible, we try and work with local suppliers from where we source our labels to where we get our wine produced. We are also proud to promote the wine throughout the Cotswolds and regularly attend events across the region. Our events also provide our students with an opportunity to interact with the local community promoting the Cotswold Hills brand whilst developing their own employability skills.
Packaging & Waste
Our wine is packaged in either glass bottles or cans, both of which are widely recyclable. Ensuring our packaging is easily recyclable is very important to us, and this helped to stimulate the launch of our canned product in 2019, which was designed to reduce the use of single use plastic at events or whilst travelling.
Inspiring & Educating
Cotswold Hills operates as a social enterprise project with a strong core goal to support students at the Royal Agricultural University to develop their employability skills and experience, as well as proceeds supporting them to start their own businesses.
In order to help reduce our energy consumption all of our grapes are grown and processed into our award winning wine within Gloucestershire. This reduces the food miles involved in the production of our product.
Our bottled wine does not contain any additional sugar. However, we do add some sugar to our canned product to ensure it tastes at it best when consumed.
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