The environmental footprint of selected vineyard management practices: A case study from Logroño (La Rioja) Spain
Viticulture is globally important for socioeconomic and environmental reasons. The EU is globally leading grape and wine production, and Spain is among the top grape and wine producers. As climate change affects viticulture, mitigation and adaptation are crucial for protecting grape production. In this research work, data on viticultural management practices such as soil cultivation, irrigation, energy, machinery, plant protection and the use of fertilizers from vineyards located in Logroño (La Rioja) have been obtained. These data were employed in building a model for grape production using Life Cycle Assessment, according to the EU framework for wine PEF. Environmental indicators such as global warming (kg CO2-eq), water use (m3) and energy (MJ) per kg of grapes produced, were estimated to explore those viticultural practices that minimize the environmental impact of viticulture. Low-input viticulture is the way to sustainability for the grape production sector.
Issue: ICGWS 2023
1 VL Sustainability Metrics LTD, Lefkosia, Cyprus
2 Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV), Logroño (La Rioja) ESPAÑA
3 Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
4 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France