Sula Vineyards, India’s leading wine producer, has joined hands with the forest department of the Government of Maharashtra for an exhaustive tree plantation drive in Nashik. As a part of the voluntary activity ‘Shramdaan’, Sula planted over 5,000 healthy saplings spread over 11 acres of land in Vasadi village. These saplings included native species like Karanja, Sheesham, Jamun, Arjuna, Aapta, Tamarind, Bamboo and some medicinal plants.
The brand also undertook the responsibility of digging pits, fencing of the entire area and ensuring safety of the plants till they grow into self-sustainable trees. The winery is also in conversation with the authorities to acquire three times the current area of plantation to grow over 25,000 trees by the end of this year.
Sustainable practices like mass plantations, use of solar energy, water harvesting and community service are the heart of the wine brand. “We believe in making wine keeping the future in mind. Our efforts have included rainwater harvesting, usage of solar panels and waste management. It is imperative for businesses to realize the responsibility towards the environment and we take full onus of our practices. Climate change is affecting everyone and it calls for immediate actions. Our journey towards a greener future will include many more tree plantation drives, moving to even more solar energy and reducing our water consumption,” said Founder and CEO of Sula Vineyards, Rajeev Samant.
Sula is on a mission to become the most sustainable winery in India and Asia by 2021. It is cultivating additional land across Maharashtra and Karnataka, to boost to the agriculture sector. The company has also installed water ATMs in nearby communities which provide water security and safe drinking water to many villages near their plant.