The Wine Society is set to introduce a new series of sustainability seminars as it looks to educate its suppliers.

Following the launch of its Climate and Nature Programme – a new initiative to fund sustainability projects in its suppliers’ vineyards – The Wine Society will now look to support producers further by providing sessions on key components of sustainable viticulture.

Four seminars have been planned for April, covering hybrid varieties, biodiversity, water management and gentle pruning. The first seminar on hybrid varieties will run this week, hosted by the Society’s wine buyer, Sarah Knowles MW. Knowles will be joined by a handful of speakers who share their expert knowledge on sustainable winemaking. 

The seminars will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, with opportunities for discussions and questions. 

As The Wine Society celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, Dom de Ville, director of sustainability, said: “For 150 years, the Society has been working closely with the best suppliers and growers to offer great-value wines to our members – and we want to continue doing that for the next 150. 

“By bringing experts together to provide practical solutions we are hopefully playing a small part in helping them face a variety of challenges.”