What are Eco-Friendly Wines?
For Sea Change Wine, eco-friendly wines mean two things:
1. Minimal packaging:
We have minimised all Sea Change packaging to reduce our environmental impact: we use lighter-weight glass bottles, renewable plant-based closures and label paper from sustainable forests made in part from grape waste.
With original art from our designer Katie Hannah, Sea Change bottles feature a range of aesthetically pleasing labels which are perfect as gifts for wine lovers.
2. Donations to our partners:
With every 75cl bottle of Sea Change purchased, we donate a minimum of 25 euro cents to our charity partners.
From the Olive Ridley Project to Sea-Changers, the projects our partners help facilitate range in size and scale, but they all have one common goal: to protect the ocean. We’ve already raised €150,000 for our partners, which has funded vital research and supported our charity partner, ‘Ocean Generation, who were behind the amazing film ‘A Plastic Ocean.’
There is, however, much more work to be done. So, why not purchase a bottle (or 6) of Sea Change wines and help us turn the tide!
OUR OCEANS ARE IN DANGER
Whether it's plastic, overfishing, global warming, tourism or pollutants, our oceans are under attack.
Yet they are vital to our survival! They provide us with water, air, fish, and bio-diversity that literally keeps our planet alive.
Our oceans are the heart and soul of our planet. Without them, we would cease to exist. Not only does the ocean supply us with water, but it produces half the world's oxygen.
It also stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere.
At Sea Change, we’re passionate about two things, wine and protecting our oceans. Stopping plastic from entering the oceans is a large part of ocean conservation, with many projects around the world dedicating themselves to the cause.
You can read more across our site - or check out some of our ocean charity partners, such as the Olive Ridley Project, or Ocean Generation.
OUR OCEAN-FRIENDLY RANGE
We make it easy for you to choose a wine or wine gift for any occasion – from a family BBQ or quiet night in with Netflix after a long day at work - to Birthdays and Valentines’ Day, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day – or just to say “thank you”.
Here’s a quick view of the wines we currently offer – with new wines being added to our range all the time. All our wines are suitable for vegetarians – and most are vegan too.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR ECO-CREDENTIALS
Is your wine eco-friendly?
Yes We work with producers that share our values, and support ocean charities doing incredible work
Do you use plastic in your packaging?
No (we never use plastic, not even recycled plastic, as there is a risk it will end up back in our oceans)
What charities do you support?
We support a range of ocean charities in each of the countries where we have a presence - the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. These include Ocean Generation, Sea-Changers, The Olive Ridley Project, The International SeaKeepers Society, Bermuda Zoological Society, Ocean Wise, Rendu Ocean China and others
How much do you donate to ocean charities?
In 2021, we hit a milestone of 150,000 euros raised for ocean conservation
Does every bottle count?
Yes! For every bottle sold, we donate a minimum of 25 euro cents to ocean charities
Is the wine sustainably sourced?
Yes We work with a carefully chosen range of smaller producers that share our values
Can I gift wrap?
No (our goal is sustainability and minimal packaging - but you can add a gift message - see gifting page for more information)
Are your wines vegan?
Yes. Most of our eco-friendly wines are also either vegetarian or vegan - this is clearly marked on each wine in the shop section of the website
Are your wines organic?
Yes. We just launched a range of organic wines, and we will continue to add more to our range
OUR ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING
As well as removing plastic from the boxes, wrapping and labels we use for posting out your delicious wines, we've changed the way our bottles are packaged too.
Have you noticed that most bottles of wine have a plastic wrap covering the cork?
We believe this is unnecessary, so have removed them. We have minimised all Sea Change packaging to reduce our environmental impact: we use lighter-weight glass bottles, renewable plant-based closures and label paper from sustainable forests made in part from grape waste.